Social Media Freedom of Speech Upheld by Supreme Court

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A Pennsylvania school district was shot down by the Supreme Court 🧑‍⚖️on Wednesday in a landmark social media freedom of speech case. The ruling revolved around the school district punishing a student for a social media post she created while not on school property. The court voted on a count of eight to one. This … Read more

Six Residents Sue Illinois Official for Blocking Them in the Latest Social Media Lawsuit

Ever heard of Facebook? Unless you live under a rock, chances are you have. It’s one of the most widely known social media 📱 sites. As of now, it has more than 2.74 billion monthly active users, and it’s a common target for social media lawsuits. Out of all its users, around 40% use Facebook … Read more

Vietnam’s New Social Media Policies: Put On a Happy Face

Vietnam launched a new code of conduct on Friday aimed 🏹at social media. The guidelines encourage citizens nationwide to post only content that describes the country in a positive manner. The newly implemented changes require state officials to report content that conflicts with the code of conduct, such as any criticism of the country. The … Read more

Ohio Files Lawsuit to Declare Google Public Utility

The state of Ohio filed a lawsuit on Tuesday targeting Google. This lawsuit is unusual in that it aims to declare the popular multinational technology company a public utility. According to the state’s Republican attorney general, this step would prevent the major tech company from giving favored treatment to its products. Attorney General David Yost … Read more

TikTok Sued By Dutch Parents for Violating Child Privacy Rules

The popular video-sharing app TikTok has experienced many grievances regarding child privacy breaches 👶 since its establishment. The company now faces another grievance in the same area: a parent group from the Netherlands filed a $1.7 billion lawsuit against the company in Amsterdam. The Market Information Research Foundation, the organization responsible for filing this lawsuit, … Read more

Google Agrees to Pay $268 Million Fine to France Over Antitrust Practices

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Google has agreed to settle a $268 million 💰 fine levied by French authorities over alleged antitrust practices. The tech giant’s actions resolve a 2019 antitrust lawsuit from the national competition regulator of France, Autorité de la Concurrence. The regulator accused Google of abusing 💪 its superior rank in the industry. Here’s the story.  What’s … Read more

TikTok Updates Privacy Policy to Give Itself Permission to Collect Biometric Data from U.S. Users

The popular social video-sharing app TikTok has integrated new changes into its U.S. privacy policy. Under the new policy, the app may collect biometric data 💾 and identifiers from user content. Biometric data includes aspects such as information about faces 😲 and voiceprints. Some critics have found this idea concerning. This is especially true because … Read more

WhatsApp Files Lawsuit Against India Over New Privacy Rules

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The popular messaging service WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit against the Indian government. The grounds for the lawsuit are a new government regulation that reportedly violates Whatsapp’s traceability 🕵️ clauses. The lawsuit challenges a new rule that requires social media companies to identify the sender of information deemed inappropriate or unlawful. WhatsApp is therefore requesting … Read more

Tech Industry Groups Are Suing Florida Over New Social Media Rules

The tech groups NetChoice and CCIA are filing a lawsuit 📜 against Florida over its new laws regulating social media networks. The two organizations—which represent larger online business such as Intel, Google, and various others—claim the senate bill breaches the constitutional rights of private companies. The bill seeks to moderate how large social media apps … Read more