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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 month 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

2 months 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…

3 months 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

4 months 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…

6 months 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…

7 months 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…

7 months 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

8 months 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

11 months 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'

11 months 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

1 year 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…

2 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…

2 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

2 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…

2 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

2 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…

2 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…

2 years ago

Facebook Accused Of Using Smear Tactics To Distract Critics

Amidst growing pressure over data scandals and political misinformation, Facebook allegedly hired a PR firm to encourage attacks on rivals

2 years ago

Information Commissioner Calls For Regulation Of Social Media

A new regulatory body is needed to police social media firms' 'very disturbing' use of personal data for political purposes,…

2 years ago