AJ Impact

Trump's demand for cut of TikTok-Microsoft deal lacks precedent

Microsoft is in talks to buy parts of TikTok, a forced sale after Trump threatened to ban the Chinese-owned video app.

Trump's demand for cut of TikTok-Microsoft deal lacks precedent

United States

US: Accused Twitter hacker teenager pleads not guilty

Graham Clark, 17, faces numerous charges including 17 counts of communications fraud after the massive hack.

US: Accused Twitter hacker teenager pleads not guilty

Internet

Chad slows down internet to curb 'hate speech' on social media

Government says measure introduced to curb 'dissemination of messages inciting hate and division' in the country.

Chad slows down internet to curb 'hate speech' on social media

AJ IMPACT

China will not accept US 'theft' of TikTok: State media

China Daily says pressure on ByteDance to sell US operations to Microsoft or risk closure amounts to a 'smash and grab'.

China will not accept US 'theft' of TikTok: State media

AJ Impact

Give US gov't 'substantial portion' of TikTok's sale price: Trump

President Trump says he will ban Chinese video app by September 15 if Microsoft or other US company does not acquire it.

Give US gov't 'substantial portion' of TikTok's sale price: Trump

AJ Impact

Twitter trouble: US agency probes firm for alleged data misuse

Federal Trade Commission is investigating Twitter for allegedly using users' phone numbers to target them with ads.

Twitter trouble: US agency probes firm for alleged data misuse

AJ Impact

Prospect of Microsoft, TikTok shotgun wedding sparks China outcry

Trump gives tech firms 45-day deadline to reach a deal for Microsoft to acquire TikTok's US operations.

Prospect of Microsoft, TikTok shotgun wedding sparks China outcry

AJ Impact

TikTok countdown: Trump to give Chinese owner 45 days to sell app

Trump's reported agreement for Microsoft to continue talks to buy social media app comes after he threatened to ban it.

TikTok countdown: Trump to give Chinese owner 45 days to sell app

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Facebook

Facebook bows to Brazil court order, bans pro-Bolsonaro profiles

Company follows court order to block 12 accounts of Brazil president's supporters accused of running fake news network.

Facebook bows to Brazil court order, bans pro-Bolsonaro profiles

AJ Impact

TikTok: Trump says will ban Chinese-owned video-sharing app in US

US officials fear China using popular video-sharing app for nefarious purposes, but company denies links to Beijing.

TikTok: Trump says will ban Chinese-owned video-sharing app in US

AJ Impact

Trump mulls TikTok's fate in US while Microsoft mulls acquisition

Microsoft is exploring an acquisition of TikTok's US operations, sources tell Bloomberg.

Trump mulls TikTok's fate in US while Microsoft mulls acquisition

United States

Three men charged in connection with celebrity Twitter hack

Twitter says the hackers used a phone to fool the social media company's employees into giving them access to accounts.

Three men charged in connection with celebrity Twitter hack

Opinion

What the 'cancel culture' zealots get wrong about Twitter

What the likes of Bari Weiss insist is Twitter-inspired 'cancel culture', I call reader-inspired accountability.

Andrew Mitrovica

by Andrew Mitrovica

Andrew Mitrovica

AJ Impact

Facebook's quarterly earnings, user growth beat expectations

Businesses used Facebook's digital advertising tools to tap a surge in online traffic during the coronavirus pandemic.

Facebook's quarterly earnings, user growth beat expectations