Instagram and Facebook launch new paid verification service, Meta Verified
Instagram and Facebook are launching a new paid verification service, Meta Verified. Here's what it means — and how it compares to Twitter Blue.
Twitter scrambles to fix meltdown as many unable to tweet
Many Twitter users found themselves unable to tweet, follow accounts or access their direct messages on Wednesday as the Elon Musk-owned platform experienced a slew of widespread technical problems.
Donald Trump is reinstated to Facebook after 2-year ban
Facebook parent Meta is reinstating former President Donald Trump’s personal account after two-year suspension following the Jan. 6 insurrection.
A Maryland TikToker raised more than $140k for an 82-year-old Walmart worker
Rory McCarty used his TikTok community to raise almost $150,000 for 82-year-old Warren "Butch" Marion. Strangers just a month ago, the two have become close friends.
Biden approves banning TikTok from federal government phones
A ban on the Chinese-owned app on federal devices is in a spending bill signed by President Biden. It won't affect most of the app's 100 million U.S. users, but it is an anti-TikTok escalation.
Twitter lifts suspensions on several journalists amid rift between the site and media
Musk tweeted late Friday that the company would lift the suspensions of "accounts who doxxed my exact location in real-time" following the result of a public poll on the site.
A $1.6 billion lawsuit alleges Facebook’s inaction fueled violence in Ethiopia
One of the plaintiffs says he contacted Facebook several times about posts threatening violence against his father, who was murdered by members of a militant group.
Idaho governor bans Tik Tok on state-issued devices and networks
Idaho Governor Brad Little issued an executive order Wednesday banning TikTok, a short-form video hosting service, from state-issued devices and networks.
Elon Musk said Twitter wouldn’t become a ‘hellscape.’ It’s already changing
A surge in racist slurs, a coordinated campaign to spread antisemitic memes, an owner posting a baseless conspiracy theory: welcome to the first few days of Elon Musk’s Twitter.
Ye appears to be back on Twitter after Elon Musk’s takeover
Twitter locked the rapper's account earlier this month over antisemitic posts. Last time Ye returned to the platform after a hiatus, Musk wrote "Welcome back to Twitter, my friend!"