Social laws

Twitter Fined 450,000 Euros Over Public Tweet Bug

Irish data regulator DPC increases Twitter's GDPR fine for tweeting bug, after watchdogs in Austria, Germany, Italy argued it was…

3 months ago

Facebook Hit With Two Antitrust Lawsuits From FTC And US States

Breakup threat. Social networking giant sued by federal regulator and US states, and could be forced to sell WhatsApp, Instagram

3 months ago

Australia Finalises Plan For Google, Facebook To Pay Publishers For News

Google and Facebook continue to object, but Australia presses ahead with new law to force them to pay publishers for…

3 months ago

DoJ Sues Facebook Over Immigrant Hiring

Trump's parting shot? US Department Of Justice after two year investigation, files lawsuit against Facebook over hiring practices

3 months ago

Facebook Bans Fake Covid-19 Vaccine Claims

Conspiracy clampdown. Social networking giant Facebook follows YouTube lead in banning false and misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines

3 months ago

Google Violated Law By Spying On Staff, Complaint Alleges

Complaint alleges Google broke US labour laws when it 'spied' on staff who organised employee protests, before firing them

3 months ago

Trump Threatens To Veto US Defence Bill Over Section 230 Protection

President Trump warns that unless Section 230 liability protection for social networking firms is removed, he will veto a major…

3 months ago

Tech Giants Face Fines Or Even Break-up, Warns EU Digital Head

New European rules to rein in big name tech firms will include the power to potentially break-up firms, EU digital…

3 months ago

UK Government, Facebook, Google, Twitter To Tackle Covid Misinformation

Major social networking platforms team up with the UK government and Full Fact Chariy to fight misleading information about Coronavirus

3 months ago

Russia Readies Law So Moscow Can Block Social Networking Giants

No love for Twitter. Russia's parliament has prepared draft legislation that will allow Moscow to ban US social networking giants

3 months ago

Twitter, Facebook CEOs Face Senate Grilling

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey face four hours of questioning on Tuesday by US Senate members over content moderation and…

3 months ago

Twitter Launches Disappearing ‘Fleets’ Globally

Watch out Snapchat, Instagram, as Twitter launches its disappearing tweets globally, after testing in selected countries earlier this year

3 months ago

Coronavirus Posts Sees Twitter Permanently Suspend David Icke

Former footballer and conspiracy theorist David Icke, who believes reptilians control the planet, permanently suspended by Twitter

4 months ago

Tight Presidential Election Sees Facebook, Twitter Act On ‘Victory’ Posts

After both Donald Trump and Joe Biden claim victory, social networking giants Facebook and Twitter restrict posts claiming election victory

4 months ago

Twitter, Facebook Flags Trump Posts Ahead Of US Election

US President Donald Trump has had his posts on Monday about mail-in voting fraud flagged by both social networking platforms

4 months ago

Testy Grilling Of Tech CEOs Dominates Senate Hearing

Senate panel probing of tech CEOs highlights party differences, with grandstanding politicians deemed 'petty' by some observers

4 months ago

One Million Brits Sue Facebook For Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Over two years since it happened, and Facebook is still facing legal consequences of Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal

4 months ago

Big Tech CEOs Defend Section 230 Online Protection Law

Missing Mark...CEOs of both Google and Twitter defend law before Senate panel that exempts social networking firms from liability for…

4 months ago

Facebook Oversight Board Begins Hearing Cases

Two years after it was first mooted, Facebook oversight board which can overrule Mark Zuckerberg on content matters, starts hearing…

4 months ago

YouTube Joins Ban On QAnon Conspiracy Theory

About time? Google's video-sharing platform joins Facebook and Twitter, after announcing ban on content about conspiracy theory QAnon

5 months ago

US Officials Call For Federal Oversight Of Social Media Firms

Twitter's self regulation not working says US report, citing its embarrassing hack in the summer that compromised high profile accounts

5 months ago

Cambridge Analytica Not Involved In Brexit Vote, Watchdog Concludes

Investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office of Cambridge Analytica concludes it was not involved in 2016's EU referendum

5 months ago

French Appeals Court Orders Google To Talk To Publishers

Begin talks now about reusing content. French Appeals Court tells Google it must talk to French publishers over payments to…

5 months ago

Facebook Bans QAnon Conspiracy Theory

Two months after Twitter clampdown, Facebook follows suite and bans content linked to conspiracy theory QAnon on its platforms

5 months ago

Microsoft Probed By US For Racial Discrimination

Redmond diversity plans to double the number of black and African American senior staff faces scrutiny from US government

5 months ago

Twitter, Facebook Sanction President Trump’s Misleading Covid-19 Posts

After he leaves hospital, Twitter and Facebook take action against 'Coronavirus misinformation' posts by US President Trump

5 months ago

Google Removes Australia From ‘News Showcase’ Scheme

Google scheme to compensate news publishers will be 'paused' in Australia due to disagreement with tough local restrictions

5 months ago

Senate Panel To Subpoena Twitter, Facebook, Google CEOs

Subpoenas on the way after tech bosses refuse to appear on a voluntary basis before Senate panel on reform of…

5 months ago

Facebook Shuts Down Russian Military Intelligence Operations

Social networking giant takes down 'co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour' connected to Russian military intelligence services

5 months ago

Facebook Oversight Board Ready For US Election

Facebook's oversight board that will make final decision on objectional content will launch just before US election on 3 November

5 months ago