Articles about Twitter

The Federal Trade Commission Tries to Sue Facebook, Again

In December 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 46 states plus the District of Columbia brought a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the company was illegally maintaining a social networking monopoly via anticompetitive behavior. The goal of the lawsuit was to force Facebook to divest WhatsApp and Instagram, while also requiring the…

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This Summer’s Highest Profile Lawsuit

Quandary Peak Research normally uses our blog page to cover the biggest and highest impact lawsuits affecting the tech sector. But this week we decided to mix it up by providing a brief breakdown of the most high-profile lawsuit taking place in the United States this summer: the prosecution of Elizabeth Holmes…

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Examining Facebook’s Oversight Board

Social media companies like Facebook and Twitter are facing increasing scrutiny, for laissez-faire (or non-existent) enforcement techniques with high-profile users. The stricter, somewhat scattershot enforcement became more public in January, when Facebook, Snapchat, Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube barred former President Trump from their platforms for varying lengths of time on the grounds…

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Social Media Takes Active Stance Against Election Misinformation

The tumult leading up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election may be in the rearview, but the election itself continues to occupy headlines even after the outcome was decided in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden. Disinformation campaigns were a prominent part of the lead-up to both 2016 and 2020’s elections,…

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Disinformation Campaigns Continue with 2020 Election

The 2020 U.S. presidential election is poised to be messy and filled with uncertainties, which may be made worse by a familiar wrinkle: ongoing foreign disinformation campaigns. Intelligence agencies, Facebook and Twitter have sounded the alarm about new cyber-threats from Russia and other countries. The interference may only be getting started. How…

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How a Teenager Allegedly Hacked Twitter

Twitter’s high-profile hack on July 15 featured an ‘only-in-Silicon Valley’ level of absurdity. As the internet followed the action live, attackers commandeered the accounts of major public figures on Twitter to facilitate a Bitcoin payment scam. Absurd or not, the damage was real: in the end, CNN reported the account “received more…

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Big Tech, China, and Hong Kong

The biggest technology companies have found themselves entangled in the latest chapter of China and Hong Kong’s long, complicated political history. A new security law that the New York Times describes as “rife with ambiguities” gives Beijing increased legal authority over Hong Kong—including the ability to punish pro-democracy protestors. Now, Facebook, Google,…

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The White House vs. Social Media Platforms

To date, social media companies and other online technology platforms have operated virtually unregulated. Many experts claim that this hands-off approach is in part due to Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which affirms that “online platforms are not legally responsible for what users post.” With the rise of social…

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How Serious Are Zoom’s Data Security Issues?

COVID-19 has fundamentally altered even the most basic facets of daily life, from business to social interactions. With varying degrees of distancing measures in effect, video conferencing has surged for work, education, and simple social interactions. Services like Zoom have experienced a boom, with its service notching 300 million daily users April.…

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