Russia files lawsuit against Google, Facebook, Twitter for failure to delete protest content

Russian authorities are suing five social media platforms for allegedly failing to delete posts urging children to take part in illegal protests, the Interfax news agency cited a Moscow court as saying on Tuesday. Twitter, Google, Facebook each have three cases against them, with each violation punishable by a fine of up to 4 million… Read More Russia files lawsuit against Google, Facebook, Twitter for failure to delete protest content

U.S. government appeals order blocking restrictions on TikTok

The U.S. government on Monday appealed a federal judge’s order that blocked the Commerce Department from imposing restrictions on Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok that would have effectively barred its use in the United States. President Donald Trump’s administration has cited national security concerns in its targeting of TikTok, arguing that the personal data of… Read More U.S. government appeals order blocking restrictions on TikTok

Walmart partners with TikTok to sell fashion merchandise on livestream

Walmart Inc, which is looking to invest in TikTok, said on Thursday it would partner with the Chinese-owned video-sharing app to sell items seen on a livestream by creators featuring the retailer’s fashion merchandise. Walmart said here viewers on TikTok, which reaches 100 million U.S. users a month, can shop for fashion items featured in… Read More Walmart partners with TikTok to sell fashion merchandise on livestream

U.S. grants ByteDance seven-day extension on sale order of TikTok

The Trump administration on Wednesday granted ByteDance a new seven-day extension of an order directing the Chinese company to sell its TikTok short video-sharing app, according to a court filing. The administration previously had granted ByteDance a 15-day extension of the order issued in August, which was set to expire Friday. President Donald Trump on… Read More U.S. grants ByteDance seven-day extension on sale order of TikTok

TikTok enhances family feature to allow parents more control of their teenagers’ accounts

Video-sharing app TikTok said on Tuesday it is giving parents more control options, including the ability to monitor what their teenagers can view on the platform. Owned by Chinese company ByteDance, Tiktok said parents will now be able to decide what content, users, hashtags, or sounds their children can search for as well as decide… Read More TikTok enhances family feature to allow parents more control of their teenagers’ accounts

U.S. grants ByteDance 15-day extension on TikTok divestiture order

The Trump administration granted ByteDance a 15-day extension of a divestiture order that had directed the Chinese company to sell the short video sharing app TikTok by Thursday, the company said in a court filing Friday. TikTok said it now has until November 27 to reach an agreement. ByteDance has been in talks for a… Read More U.S. grants ByteDance 15-day extension on TikTok divestiture order

U.S. Justice Department appeals court order blocking ban of TikTok

The U.S. Justice Department said it had appealed a Pennsylvania judge’s October 30 order that blocked the government from imposing restrictions on Chinese-owned TikTok that were set to take effect on Thursday. The Commerce Department’s August restrictions order was to take effect late in the day, barring transactions with ByteDance’s short video sharing app TikTok… Read More U.S. Justice Department appeals court order blocking ban of TikTok

U.S. Treasury Department seeks resolution with ByteDance on national security concerns

The U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday it wants a resolution of national security concerns it has raised over China-based ByteDance’s acquisition of U.S. social media app Musical.ly, which it then merged into video-sharing app TikTok. The statement came a day after China-based ByteDance filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington… Read More U.S. Treasury Department seeks resolution with ByteDance on national security concerns