Authorities have detained Ronaghi Maleki, an Iranian blogger. His detention came as a result of tweets he sent criticizing the government.
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Meta, the new name adopted by Facebook, spent over $20 million on lobbying in 2021, breaking its previous record of $19 million.
The types of political officials who create the most social media attention are highlighted in new data from Axios.
Tiktok, a social media platform designed as a mixture of Instagram and Snapchat, has become the prime avenue for political messaging.
Interest in San Francisco politics has piqued the interest of more tech sector employees, founders, investors who once shrugged it aside.
African dictators like Yoweri Museveni of Uganda are suspected of consolidating their power by creating false social media accounts.
Metaverse is Zuckerberg’s aim to de-prioritize political content and push for a “politically neutral” platform, but will it be credible?
Jack Dorsey has left Twitter. In the wake of his departure the company’s federal lobbying expenditure seems set to increase markedly.