Category Archives: Business / Social Media

LinkedIn’s Exit From China Cuts Another East-West Bridge

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For Chinese regulators, even a censored US-based social network was too much. Microsoft ​said Thursday it would cease operating its work-oriented social network LinkedIn within China by the end of the year. In a statement, the company cited a “significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China.” The announcement is a symbolic […]

Substack Is Now a Playground for the Deplatformed

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What do Alex Berenson, Bari Weiss, and Glenn Greenwald have in common? They’ve all railed against being deplatformed—be it a Twitter ban or the loss of a job at a prestigious publication—only to find a new home and great riches on Substack. The hyped newsletter platform, founded in 2017 and touted as an alternative way […]

This Facebook Whistleblower Hearing Will Be Different

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The only safe prediction to make about the Senate’s Facebook hearing today is that, for the first time in a long time, it will be different. Over the past three and a half years the company has sent a rotating cast of high-level executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, to Washington to talk about Facebook and […]

Facebook’s Name Change Won’t Fix Anything

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When Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, in 2004, it was a mere directory of students at Harvard: The Face Book. Two decades, 90 acquisitions, and billions of dollars later, Facebook has become a household name. Now it wants a new one. Zuckerberg is expected to announce a new name for the company next week at Facebook […]