Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs face disinformation grilling in Congress – live | Technology- Tempemail

The testimony will come after signs that the new administration of Joe Biden is preparing to take a tougher line on the tech industry’s power, especially when it comes to the social media platforms and their role in spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories. The question every politician should be asking Continue Reading

The hidden cost of the craze for non-fungible tokens | Australia news

Over the past few months a technological craze has swept the internet: the buying and selling of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. This process uses blockchain technology to sell things like digital art, memes, tweets and videos, with NFTs from big name artists and entrepreneurs selling for millions of dollars. Laura Continue Reading

Facebook and Twitter CEOs face Senate hearing over handling of 2020 US election – video | US news- Tempemail

The chief executive officers of Twitter and Facebook appear before a US Senate hearing to testify about allegations of anti-conservative bias and their handling of the 2020 election. Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg  face questioning for the second time in as many months, with Republican lawmakers alleging – without evidence Continue Reading

Twitter and Facebook CEOs testify before lawmakers in wake of election – live | Technology

3.30pm GMT 15:30 Senator Richard Blumenthal now speaks. He says these companies have too much power and need to be broken up. Then he touts the EARN IT Act, introduced in 2020, which would roll back Section 230 protections and allow websites to be sued for content hosted on their Continue Reading

Twitter and Facebook CEOs to testify on alleged anti-conservative bias | US news

The chief executive officers of Twitter and Facebook are taking the stand Tuesday to testify, again, about allegations of anti-conservative bias on their platforms. Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey were subpoenaed in October to appear at Tuesday’s hearing with the Senate judiciary committee in order to “review the companies’ handling Continue Reading

Twitter chief to donate quarter of his fortune to coronavirus fight | Technology

Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, has pledged to donate $1bn (£800m) to fund coronavirus research to help “disarm this pandemic”. Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter in 2006 and went on to co-found payments company Square, tweeted on Tuesday that he was donating $1bn of Square shares to a charitable fund, called Continue Reading

Twitter and activist investor agree on truce to keep Jack Dorsey as chief | Technology

Twitter and activist hedge fund manager Elliott Management agreed to a truce on Monday that leaves its co-founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey in place but shakes up the company’s board. Elliott, a New York-based activist investor founded by billionaire investor and philanthropist Paul Singer, had taken a $1bn stake Continue Reading

Republican mega-donor buys stake in Twitter and seeks to oust Jack Dorsey – report | Technology

A major Republican donor has purchased a stake in Twitter and is reportedly seeking to oust its chief executive, Jack Dorsey. Bloomberg News first reported that Elliott Management has taken a “sizable stake” and “and plans to push for changes at the social media company, including replacing Dorsey”. Paul Singer, Continue Reading

Mark Zuckerberg followed one new person on Twitter this year- Tempemail

As the year comes to a close, it is interesting to look back on all that has changed over the last 12 months.  On Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter, the change was subtle – as the tech entrepreneur followed just one new person this year.  While the Facebook founder is not known Continue Reading