TikTok owner reportedly agrees to sell US stake to avoid ban

TikTok may drop its ties to China in very short order. Reuters sources claim TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, has agreed to sell its stake in the social network’s US operations to avert a possible ban. The agreement would have Microsoft protect Ame...

Twitch restores Donald Trump’s account after a two-week suspension

Twitch has lifted its temporary ban on Donald Trump’s account. It suspended the president two weeks ago for “hateful conduct” related to controversial comments regarding Mexican migrants that he made in two streams.The service cited a quote from Trum...

Trump confirms cyberattack against Russian trolls during 2018 midterms

The US is normally secretive about its cyberattacks against Russia, but it just acknowledged one of them. President Trump confirmed to the Washington Post in an interview that he authorized an attack against the Internet Research Agency (a troll team...

TikTok users and K-pop fans say they wrecked Trump’s Tulsa rally

It’s no secret that President Trump’s Tulsa rally on June 20th had attendance far short of his campaign’s expectations, but that might have been due in part to a relatively new force in politics: internet-savvy teens. As the New York Times and Vultur...

Facebook pulls Trump campaign ads for violating hate speech policy

Facebook has generally refrained from pulling President Trump’s campaign ads, but not today — and it may have sparked a firestorm in the process. The social network has removed ads for Trump (including “Team Trump”) and Vice President Pence after the...

Joe Biden calls on Facebook to ‘promote real news, not fake news’

Joe Biden has a new warning for Facebook: clean up your misinformation and political ad policies before the election or the company will stay “on a crash course to let the same mistakes happen again” as did in 2016. Biden’s campaign shared an open le...

Senators push FCC to take action on Trump’s social media order

Some Republicans are eager to see the FCC follow through on President Trump’s executive order theoretically limiting protections for social networks. Senators Marco Rubio, Kelly Loeffler, Kevin Cramer and Josh Hawley have sent a letter to FCC chairma...