Twitter bans 100 accounts linked to Russian troll farms

  • February 23, 2021
For at least the third time in less than a year, Twitter has banned a network of accounts with links to Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA), the troll farm responsible for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Twitter said on Tuesday it…

Instagram adds more help to support those with eating disorders

  • February 22, 2021
Instagram is introducing new features to help point those struggling with an eating disorder in the right direction. When someone tries to search for content related to topics like eating disorder recovery, they'll first see links to resources th…

Facebook removes Myanmar military’s main page

  • February 21, 2021
Facebook is further clamping down on the Myanmar military following the coup that ousted its elected government. Reuters reports that Facebook has removed the main page (True News Information Team) for the military, known as the Tatmadaw, for "r…

Parler is back online after Amazon kicked it off the internet

  • February 15, 2021
More than a month after it was cut off from the internet by Amazon, ‘free speech’ social network Parler announced on Monday that it’s back online. In a press release it shared with Engadget and several other publications, the company said its new bac…

Twitter bans right-wing activist group Project Veritas

  • February 13, 2021
Twitter has once again taken action against a group for violating its rules, although this time the circumstances are very different. The New York Times and The Verge report that Twitter has banned right-wing activist group Project Veritas for "…

Twitter expands government account labels to more countries

  • February 11, 2021
Twitter is bringing its labels for government accounts and state-affiliated media organizations to more countries. The company first introduced the labels in August, but initially they were only applied to accounts from the US, UK, Russia, China and…

Instagram cracks down on harassment in direct messages

  • February 10, 2021
Instagram says it’s cracking down on harassment in direct messages and will permanently ban accounts that use direct messages to harass or threaten other users. The change comes after several football players in the UK have reported racist attacks on…