Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat suspend accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump over violation of policies

Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Snap Inc temporarily locked the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, as tech giants scrambled to crack down on his baseless claims about the U.S. presidential election amid riots in the capital. Twitter hid and mandated the removal of three of Trump’s tweets “as a result of the… Read More Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat suspend accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump over violation of policies

Several U.S. tech companies launch coalition to promote internet protection law

Several technology companies including Snap Inc, Pinterest, Dropbox and eBay announced a coalition on Tuesday that would advocate the benefits of Section 230, a decades-old law protecting internet firms. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects tech companies from liability over content posted by users, and has been under attack from U.S. President Donald… Read More Several U.S. tech companies launch coalition to promote internet protection law

Twitter launches feature that allows users share tweet to Snapchat

Twitter Inc launched a new feature on its mobile app on Thursday that would allow users to share tweets directly to Snap Inc’s photo messaging app Snapchat, in a bid for cross-media engagement to get more users. Users on the iOS platform can now post tweets on stories, or send them as individual messages on… Read More Twitter launches feature that allows users share tweet to Snapchat

Snap removes account of U.S. President Donald Trump from curated promotional section

Snap Inc said it would no longer promote U.S. President Donald Trump’s account in Snapchat’s Discover section, saying his inflammatory comments last week made the account ineligible for the curated section where users explore new content. “We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover,” the… Read More Snap removes account of U.S. President Donald Trump from curated promotional section

Snap launches new version of augmented reality Spectacles

Snap Inc said Tuesday it will launch a new version of its Spectacles sunglasses, which will have the capability of capturing photos and videos and uploading them directly to its unit Snapchat, as the technology company works to develop its augmented reality features. Snap has struggled to make money from its Spectacles business, and wrote… Read More Snap launches new version of augmented reality Spectacles