- Twitter permanently suspended Greene’s personal account on Sunday for repeatedly violating its COVID-19 misinformation policy.
- Greene said Facebook suspended her account today for 24 hours.
- The congresswoman described the companies’ actions as “beyond censorship of speech.”
In a statement, Twitter said they “permanently suspended” the congresswoman’s page, @mtgreenee, for “repeated violations” of their COVID-19 misinformation policy. The social media platform’s strike system went into effect in March 2021.
Rohingya refugees sue Meta for $150 billion over Facebook’s alleged role in stoking Myanmar genocide
Rohingya refugees are taking legal action against Meta for allegedly allowing the spread of false news and hate speech against the ethnic group on Facebook.
About the lawsuit: On Monday, an Illinois-based Rohingya woman filed a case against Facebook’s parent company in a California court, seeking a compensation of over $150 billion on behalf of the more than 10,000 Rohingya refugees now living in the U.S., reported The Washington Post.
Facebook and Instagram recently took down a Chinese network of accounts, pages and groups reportedly engaging in a coordinated disinformation campaign about COVID-19.
The takedown: Meta, the social media platforms’ parent company, released its Adversarial Threat Report on Wednesday, detailing how hundreds of accounts weaved a narrative that the United States was actively putting China in a negative light.
A baby Asian elephant in Thailand is warming hearts as a video of her first birthday celebration has recently gone viral.
Pyi Mai: On Nov. 22, animal rights activist and world traveler Brittany Vacca uploaded a TikTok of a baby elephant named Pyi Mai celebrating her birthday at the Elephant Nature Park (ENP) in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Video of Viet minister being fed $1,900 gold-leaf steak after visiting Karl Marx’s grave stirs anger
A viral video showing Vietnam’s minister of public security being served a gold-leaf steak by Turkish chef Nusret Gokce, aka “Salt Bae,” is stirring outrage in Vietnam.
Viral video: The video of To Lam was first published on Gokce’s TikTok account, where it amassed thousands of views before being deleted quickly after.
Report: Mark Zuckerberg personally approved censorship of Facebook posts critical of Vietnam’s government
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally bowed to the Vietnamese government’s demand that his company’s social media platform censor “anti-state” posts, according to a new report.
Censorship: In late 2020, Zuckerberg agreed to censor posts from anti-government critics in Vietnam following the threat of their government’s ruling Communist Party to take down Facebook in the country, reported The Washington Post.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the company is changing its corporate name to Meta in a rebrand that focuses on virtual and augmented reality.
“Metaverse”: The company’s stock ticker symbol will change from FB to MVRS on Dec. 1, but the Facebook app’s name — as well as Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger — are here to stay.
A Filipina vlogger based in California captured footage of a confrontation she had with a neighbor who shouted profanities at her in front of her house last week.
Karen goes viral: Jinky Cubillan, a popular social media personality known as “Madam Kilay,” shared a video of the verbal altercation on her Facebook account and YouTube channel. The videos have since racked up a total of over 6.5 million views at the time of this writing.
Swarms of racist jokes and memes flooded the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page after they posted a picture of an Asian man showing off his grills during a booking in California.
What happened: Anthony Wong, a 33-year-old man on probation, was arrested by the SLO County Sheriff for violating his probation after he was allegedly found with over 1,000 counterfeit Fentanyl and Acetaminophen pills worth $5,000 to $10,000, according to the SLO County Sheriff’s Office.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Medium and reposted with permission.
Growing up in Brooklyn, I had a lot of friends from different backgrounds — many that were white, a few that were Asian, but none that were both, like me. I felt like I was the only one in the overlap of a Venn diagram, part of both circles but still different.
Facebook is launching multiple initiatives in support of Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) this Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
The initiatives include new safety and support features, additional funding and partnerships, and a programming series dedicated to the community.
NextShark has been chosen to participate in Facebook Journalism Program’s Sustainability Accelerator Program along with a group of 20 news organizations owned and led by people of color.
The six-month program will provide newsrooms training and possible grants to help with revenue and audience growth strategies.