The law is seen an important test case. More than a dozen other states are weighing similar bans of the wildly popular video-streaming app, which is owned by a Chinese tech company.
China has become the third most common source of foreign influence operations, behind Russia and Iran, according to the owner of Facebook and Instagram.
As graphic images from Gaza flood social media platforms, many people are claiming those images are fake, in the latest iteration of a disturbing trope.
A advertiser backlash has begun to snowball on X since Elon Musk endorsed an antisemitic post on the site and a watchdog group say the company was placing ads next to pro-Nazi content.
A manifesto written by the terrorist leader in 2002 resurfaced on TikTok, but the backlash to the videos was more widespread than the videos themselves.
The government said that to make social media platforms accountable, it has asked the companies to register and open an office in Nepal, pay taxes and abide by the country's laws and regulations.
Experts say a right-wing campaign has cast efforts to combat rumors and conspiracy theories as censorship. As a result, they say, the tools to tamp down on election falsehoods have been scaled back.
At issue were cases that test the ability of public officials to block critics from their "personal" social medial pages, a practice that Donald Trump often engaged in when he was president.
A former Israeli combat soldier runs a nonprofit out of his in-laws' front yard that fact-checks posts on social media about the Israel-Hamas war in real time.
More than 40 states filed legal actions against Meta on Tuesday, alleging that the company intentionally designed features that hooked a generation of young people.
Misleading and false information is muddying efforts to uncover who is responsible for the deadly blast that killed hundreds of people.
Many teens and young adults turn to social media for news. But since the war between Isreal and Hamas broke out, social media sites have been flooded with content, some of it misinformation. A marketing professor at Emory University says media literacy can help.
"This is propaganda 101. You flood the gap, especially in those early hours, with content that suggests a certain narrative," said one observer.
Washington Post columnist and tech journalist Taylor Lorenz chronicles the history of the internet in her new book, Extremely Online.
Some of the rumors and conspiracy theories were driven by the island's history, but others were pushed by social media influencers and foreign governments.