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Oversight Board delays decision on Trump’s FB ban

The board, constituted by Facebook with 20 members from across the world last year, said it is reviewing more than 9,000 responses before it delivers the verdict on Trump's ban on the social media giant.

Samsung thanks Biden administration for chip supply meeting

Samsung was one of the 19 global firms and the only South Korean company that attended the White House's virtual meeting on Monday (local time), where Biden stressed a need to invest in the semiconductor industry

Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson teases interest in Presidential run

According to Fox News, the WWE athlete-turned-actor spoke out again about the idea of diving into politics after a poll claimed he has a massive show of support from Americans who would support him for president

Trump enters FB via daughter-in-law’s Page, kicked off again

Facebook said in a statement to The Verge on Wednesday that the company has removed content from Lara Trump's Facebook Page that featured former President Donald Trump speaking.

US President Joe Biden invites PM Modi to climate summit

The other leaders including Presidents Xi Jinping of China and Vladimir Putin of Russia, and Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh and Lotay Tshering of Bhutan have also been invited to the virtual meeting.

Facebook CEO blames Trump, rioters for Capitol attack

"How is it possible for you not to at least admit that Facebook played a leading role in the recruitment, planning and execution of the attack on the capitol?" asked Democratic Representative Mike Doyle.

Biden, Harris condemn anti-Asian violence during Atlanta visit

Speaking from Emory University in Atlanta after meeting Asian-American community leaders on Friday, Biden acknowledged there has been "a skyrocketing spike" in hate against Asian-Americans over the last year, Xinhua news agency reported.

Biden to make ex-Senator Bill Nelson new NASA chief

I cannot think of anyone better to lead NASA than Bill Nelson. His nomination gives me confidence that the Biden Administration finally understands the importance of the Artemis programme

China 10 times ahead of US in 5G: Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt

I estimate that China is about 10 times ahead of us in the 5G space. This is a national emergency. The United States needs to get the necessary bandwidth and funding to the telcos to get that built out, we may have already lost that one

YouTube to lift Trump ban if violence risk decreases: CEO

"However, I do want to confirm that we will lift the suspension of the channel. We will lift the suspension of the Donald Trump channel when we determine that the risk of violence has decreased," she said in the interview on Thursday.

Biden signs executive order to review semiconductor shortage

The executive order directs the government to conduct 100-day reviews of supply chains in four sets of products, including computer chips and large capacity batteries, like those used in electric vehicles (EVs).

Facebook Oversight Board seeks public feedback on Trump ban

The two Trump posts in question include the one-minute video he posted to his account on January 6 as rioters were still present in the Capitol and backup law enforcement personnel were en route.

American poet Amanda Gorman to perform at Super Bowl 2021

According to E! News, Gorman who stole the limelight with her inaugural performance is sweeping on major gigs, including one for the biggest football game of the year where she will be seen reciting an original poem

Biden signs executive orders to expand food stamps, up federal pay

"We need to tackle the growing hunger crisis in American," Xinhua news agency quoted Biden as saying before signing the orders on Friday.

Actor Orlando Bloom is proud of partner Katy Perry

According to PEOPLE, Perry delivered a power-packed rendition of the uplifting song at the Celebrating America Special amid an impressive display of fireworks over the White House.

Chrissy Teigen becomes only celebrity to be followed by Biden on Twitter

According to E! News, the official @POTUS Twitter account follows only 11 people on the micro-blogging website and Teigen made the cut. This came shortly after she tweeted and requested for a follow from Biden

Oversight Board to examine Trump ban on Facebook, Instagram

A decision by the board on this case will be binding on Facebook, and determine whether Trump's suspension from access to Facebook and Instagram for an indefinite amount of time is overturned.

Amazon urges Biden to prioritise its workers for Covid-19 vaccine

Amazon also said that the company stands ready to assist the Biden administration in reaching the goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of the new administration, GeekWire reported on Wednesday.

Big Tech hails President Biden’s immigration reforms

The Biden administration also aims a new bill that would provide 11 million undocumented immigrants with a pathway to citizenship and an eight-year waiting period before they can become permanent residents, according to a report in Politico.

Dalai Lama congratulates US President Joe Biden

Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday at a historic inaugural ceremony.

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