Tag: Media and Publishing (TRBC)

Exclusive: Netflix in talks to source Indian content from Reliance affiliate Viacom18 – sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. video streaming company Netflix is in talks with Viacom18, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries’ media unit Network18, about...

Twitter takes down Beijing-backed influence operation pushing coronavirus messages

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter (TWTR.N) on Thursday said it removed more than 170,000 accounts tied to a Beijing-backed influence operation that deceptively spread messages...

Twitter suspends Chinese operation pushing pro-Beijing coronavirus messages

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter (TWTR.N) on Thursday said it was removing hundreds of thousands of accounts tied to a Beijing-backed influence operation that deceptively...

Republican senators push FCC to act on Trump social media order

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four Republican U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review whether to revise liability protections for internet companies...

Exclusive: Obscure Indian cyber firm spied on politicians, investors worldwide

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A little-known Indian IT firm offered its hacking services to help clients spy on more than 10,000 email accounts over a period...

Facebook limits spread of ‘Boogaloo’ groups amid protests

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is making it harder to find user groups associated with the term “Boogaloo,” which refers to a potential U.S....

Facebook to apply state media labels on Russian, Chinese outlets

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) will start labeling Russian, Chinese and other state-controlled media organizations, and later this summer will block any ads...

Reddit co-founder Ohanian resigns from board, wants a black candidate to take over

(Reuters) – Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Friday resigned from the social network firm’s board and sought to be replaced by a black candidate. FILE...

Twitter, Facebook disable Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their platforms on Friday, citing copyright...

Twitter disables Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc has disabled U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on its platform, citing a copyright complaint. The clip,...

Facebook places state media labels on Russian, Chinese outlets

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will start labeling Russian, Chinese and other state-controlled media organizations, and later this summer will block any ads from...

Snapchat removes Trump account from curated promotional section

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Snap Inc said it would no longer promote U.S. President Donald Trump’s account in Snapchat’s Discover section, saying his incendiary comments...

Trump’s push to regulate social media faces uphill battle at FCC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s effort to regulate social media companies’ content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously...

Trump’s social media regulation push faces key hurdle at the FCC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s effort to regulate social media companies’ content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously...

Exclusive: Mexican broadcaster Televisa to launch mobile phone service, challenging Slim

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican broadcaster Televisa said on Sunday it will start offering mobile phone service, a bid to challenge billionaire Carlos Slim’s America...

With fact-checks, Twitter takes on a new kind of task

(Reuters) – In addition to disputing misleading claims made by U.S. President Donald Trump about mail-in ballots this week, Twitter has added fact-checking labels to...

Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Video conferencing provider Zoom (ZM.O) plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools,...

Trump move could scrap or weaken law that protects social media companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said he will introduce legislation that may scrap or weaken a law that has protected internet companies, including Twitter...

Trump set to order review of law that protects social media companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and...

Trump executive order takes aim at social media firms: draft

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet’s Google...

Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials said after Trump threatened...

Trump threatens social media shutdown over Twitter fact-check label

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies for stifling conservative voices, a day after...

EU looks for evidence to rein in U.S. tech giants

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. tech giants such as Facebook and Amazon could face tougher rules as European Union regulators seek evidence to curb their role...

India’s Reliance strikes third unit stake deal, raising $8 billion in two weeks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Reliance Industries Ltd on Friday announced a $1.5 billion stake sale in digital unit Jio Platforms, a third deal in...

Factbox: Who are the first members of Facebook’s oversight board?

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Wednesday named the first members of its independent oversight board, which will be able to overturn the company’s decisions...