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Online Safety Bill Tweak To Combat Russian Misinformation

Foreign interference and misinformation to be designated a priority offence under Online Safety Bill, the government says

1 month ago

New York Comptroller Calls For Votes Against Twitter, Meta Directors

New York State Comptroller reportedly calls for votes against Twitter, Meta directors over failure to remove violent content after Buffalo…

3 months ago

Twitter To Hide Tweets That Share False Information During A Crisis

Potentially risking Elon's wrath over free speech, Twitter says it will hide tweets spreading misinformation during a crisis

3 months ago

Australia To Give Media Regulator New Powers In Misinformation Push

Australian media regulator Acma to be able to force tech companies to hand over data relating to misinformation and disinformation…

5 months ago

Facebook, YouTube Remove Zelensky Deepfake Video

More dirty tricks from Putin? Tech platforms remove deepfake video of Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky calling for surrender

5 months ago

Signal Dismisses Hack Rumour As ‘Misinformation Campaign’

Messaging app Signal denies rumours its platform was hacked, saying it is part of a “co-ordinated misinformation campaign”

5 months ago

Twitter Expands Misleading Tweet Feature

Twitter has expanded its test feature to other countries that allows users to flag or report misleading tweets on the…

7 months ago

YouTube ‘Major Conduit’ Of Misinformation, Fact-checkers Allege

Group of more than 80 fact-checking organisations write open letter to YouTube's CEO, calling platform a major conduit of misinformation

7 months ago

Mark Zuckerberg: Frances Haugen’s Allegations Don’t Make Sense

Mark Zuckerberg rejects Frances Haugen’s testimony that Facebook puts profits before people's safety, and says many of her allegations don't…

10 months ago

YouTube To Block All Anti-Vaccine Content

Streaming platform will now block all anti-vaccine content, in a major expansion of its ban on misinformation on Coronavirus vaccines

11 months ago

Twitter Introduces Labels For ‘Good’ Bots

Twitter to allow accounts to add label indicating if they are automated, in effort to give users more context –…

11 months ago

US Targets YouTube, Facebook In Covid Misinformation Push

US presidential administration targeting YouTube as well as Facebook and other social media companies over Covid-19 vaccine misinformation as cases…

1 year ago

Tech Chiefs Face Latest Grilling By Congress

Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg appear before Congress for fourth time this year amidst lawmaker fury over January…

1 year ago

Twitter Expands Fight Against Coronavirus Vaccine Misinformation

Platform increases use of warning labels on misleading Covid-19 vaccine posts, and introduces scaling “strike” system for repeat offenders

1 year ago

US Senate Proposes Limits On Tech Giants’ Immunity

Latest effort by US lawmakers to limit legal protections of online giants over misinformation takes on greater urgency after deadly…

2 years ago

YouTube Reinstates TalkRadio Channel After Ban Decision

Streaming service YouTube restores talkRADIO after a “further review” of its controversial decision to remove it over Covid-19 content

2 years ago

Facebook Blocks Political Group Recommendations Ahead Of Election

Facebook confirmed it is placing limits on algorithmic group recommendations ahead of this week's US elections as company cracks down…

2 years ago

Twitter Changes Policy On Blocking ‘Hacked Materials’

Twitter will no longer block links to articles containing hacked materials, following criticism over treatment of controversial New York Post…

2 years ago

Google To Block Political Ads After US Election Day

Google to ban political ads after polls close after 3 November US presidential election, as internet companies face pressure to…

2 years ago

Facebook Dismantles Russian Influence Operation After FBI Tip

Russian meddling in the United States has been detected again and dismantled, after Facebook receives tip off from the FBI

2 years ago

Twitter Clamps Down On 170,000 Pro-China Accounts

Tens of thousands of Twitter accounts operated on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party have been removed for spreading misinformation

2 years ago

Twitter Tests ‘Read Before You Retweet’ To Halt Misinformation

'We really want to read the information, before you retweet it' says Twitter, as it seeks to drive 'informed discussions'

2 years ago

Zuckerberg Urges Closer Regulation Of Social Media

Social media companies should be regulated as something between a newspaper and a telecommunications firm, Facebook chief tells conference

2 years ago

Ad Industry Unites With Social Media Giants To Safeguard ‘Digital Safety’

Google, Facebook and Twitter work with major consumer brands and ad buying agencies on coordinated self-policing amidst calls for stricter…

3 years ago

Twitter Buys London Start-Up Fabula AI

Technology from the London-based start-up is to be used to track down misinformation and spam and 'improve the health of…

3 years ago

Facebook Enables Russian Meddling, Claims US House Speaker

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slams Facebook for failing to take down heavily edited video

3 years ago

Facebook’s Call For Regulation Meets With Scepticism

As political pressure mounts, Mark Zuckerberg calls for a common regulatory framework covering issues such as harmful content, misinformation and…

3 years ago

‘High-Tech’ Russian Robot Turns Out To Be Man In Suit

State television reported it as a high-tech robot, but the android was in fact only an elaborate costume

4 years ago

RSA Conference Puts Politics, Data Protection In The Spotlight

RSA Conference 2019: Following a year of controversies around politics, misinformation, data leaks and massive security breaches, RSA Conference looks…

4 years ago

Google Chief Sundar Pichai Faces Congressional Hot Seat This Week

In a year of belligerent hearings targeting Facebook and Twitter, Google is now set to come in for its moment…

4 years ago