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TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew will appear before the US Energy and Commerce Committee in March, as lawmakers scrutinize the Chinese-owned video-sharing app. Chew will testify before the committee on March 23, which will be his first appearance before a congressional committee, said Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the Republican chair of the panel, in
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Advertising spend on Twitter dropped by 71 percent in December, data from an advertising research firm showed, as top advertisers slashed their spending on the social-media platform after Elon Musk’s takeover. The recent data by Standard Media Index (SMI) comes as Twitter is moving to reverse the advertiser exodus. It has introduced a slew of initiatives
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Twitter has about 2,300 active employees, Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Saturday. CNBC on Friday reported that Twitter’s full-time headcount has reduced to about 1,300 active, working employees, including fewer than 550 full-time engineers by title. About 75 of the company’s 1,300 employees are on leave including about 40 engineers, CNBC said, citing
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Social media giant Meta has been fined an additional EUR 5.5 million (roughly Rs. 47.8 crore) for violating EU data protection regulations with its instant messaging platform WhatsApp, Ireland’s regulator announced Thursday. The penalty follows a far larger EUR 390 million (roughly Rs. 3,429 crore) fine for Meta’s Instagram and Facebook platforms two weeks ago
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Meta’s oversight board on Tuesday overturned the company’s decision to remove two Instagram posts depicting transgender and non-binary people with bare chests, saying that Meta needed to change its policy to make it more inclusive. The board, which is funded by Meta but operates independently, said in a ruling that the company’s adult nudity policy
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Twitter became inaccessible via third-party apps last week. Now it appears that the Elon Musk-owned microblogging site has intentionally suspended popular third-party Twitter clients, including Tweetbot. According to a report, Twitter’s move to bar third-party apps was intentional, and users can now only access the platform via the official Twitter app. Additionally, Tweetbot co-creator Paul
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