Meta says it removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms

Meta says it removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms (META.O) said on Tuesday it disrupted the first known China-based influence operation focused on targeting users in the United States with political content ahead of the midterm elections in November. The network maintained fake accounts across Meta’s social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, as well as competitor service Twitter … Read more

Twitter to interview Elon Musk, known for combative testimony

Twitter to interview Elon Musk, known for combative testimony

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept 26 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk’s tendency to dish out insults while being questioned under oath will be tested anew this week, when lawyers for Twitter Inc (TWTR.N)are expected to interview the Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO about his abrupt decision in July to ditch his $44 billion deal for the social media … Read more

YouTube in challenge to TikTok to give Shorts creators 45% of ad sales

YouTube in challenge to TikTok to give Shorts creators 45% of ad sales

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 (Reuters) – YouTube unveiled a new way for creators to make money on short-form video, as it faces intensifying competition from TikTok. The Google-owned (GOOGL.O) streaming service announced Tuesday that it would introduce advertising on its video feature Shorts and give video … Read more

Cryptoverse: After Merge, ether heads for a $20 billion Shanghai splurge

Cryptoverse: After Merge, ether heads for a  billion Shanghai splurge

Souvenir tokens representing cryptocurrency networks Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin and Ripple plunge into water in this illustration taken May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 20 (Reuters) – The Merge came, saw and conquered. Not that you’d guess from crypto prices. The Ethereum blockchain’s mega-upgrade finally went … Read more

Iran police call woman’s death ‘unfortunate’ as protests persist

Iran police call woman’s death ‘unfortunate’ as protests persist

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Mahsa Amini was detained by morality police last week Protests erupt in areas including Tehran, Kurdish province Morality police enforce strict dress rules on women DUBAI, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Iranian police said on Monday the death of a young woman in custody was an “unfortunate … Read more

U.S. appeals court rejects big tech’s right regulate online speech

U.S. appeals court rejects big tech’s right regulate online speech

Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 16 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a Texas law that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on “viewpoint,” a setback … Read more

Elon Musk accuses Twitter of security lapses in court filing

Elon Musk accuses Twitter of security lapses in court filing

Figurines with computers and smartphones are seen in front of Twitter logo in this illustration, July 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WILMINGTON, Del., Sept 15 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk accused Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) of fraud by concealing serious flaws in the social media company’s data security, … Read more

Wall St staggers to higher close as Fed rate hike looms

Wall St staggers to higher close as Fed rate hike looms

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Market sees 22% likelihood of a 100 bps rate hike from Fed -CME Railroad stocks drop amid negotiations to avoid strike Indexes up: Dow 0.10%, S&P 0.34%, Nasdaq 0.74% NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended a directionless session higher on Wednesday as an … Read more

Google loses challenge against EU antitrust decision, other probes loom

Google loses challenge against EU antitrust decision, other probes loom

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LUXEMBOURG, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Google suffered one of its biggest setbacks on Wednesday when a top European court fined it 4.125 billion euros ($4.13 billion) for using its Android mobile operating system to thwart rivals, offering a precedent for other regulators to ratchet up pressure. … Read more

Most Twitter shareholders vote in favor of sale to Musk, sources say

Most Twitter shareholders vote in favor of sale to Musk, sources say

Twitter app logo is seen in this illustration taken, August 22, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 12 (Reuters) – A majority of Twitter Inc’s (TWTR.N) shareholders have voted in favor of the social media company’s $44 billion sale to Elon Musk, people familiar with the tally said … Read more