Changes to the way YouTube "verifies" channels by celebrities and brands have upset some of the platform's stars. YouTube said it wanted to "reduce confusion" as viewers "often associated the checkmark with an endorsement of content, not identity". Some video-makers who currently have a "verified badge" on their channel will lose the icon as part of the changes.
Facebook says it has suspended tens of thousands of apps as part of an investigation it launched in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal. The suspended apps were associated with about 400 developers, it said. Facebook said not all the apps posed a threat to users. The company came under huge pressure in 2018 after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica had accessed many users' data without permission.