Bias

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Facebook will try to ‘nudge’ teens away from harmful content

Facebook’s Nick Clegg has said the company would introduce new measures on its apps to prompt teens away from harmful content, as US lawmakers scrutinize how Facebook and sub...

Platform Industry News: President Donald J Trump

Trump asks US judge to force Twitter to restart his account

Former US President Donald Trump asked a federal judge in Florida on Friday to ask Twitter to restore his account, which the company removed in January citing a risk of incitement ...

Platform Industry News: YouTube video streaming from Google

YouTube blocks all anti-vaccine content

YouTube will block all anti-vaccine content, moving beyond its ban on false information about the COVID vaccines to include content that contains misinformation about other approve...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

Russia threatens to block YouTube, Kremlin urges ‘zero tolerance’

Russia has threatened to block YouTube and the Kremlin called for “zero tolerance” towards the video hosting giant after it removed Russian state-backed broadcaster RT&...

Facebook

CNN quits Facebook in Australia, citing defamation risk

CNN said it has stopped posting articles on Australian Facebook Inc pages, citing a court ruling that publishers are liable for defamation in public comments and the social media f...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Facebook Oversight Board seeks clarity on review system for high-profile users

Facebook Inc’s independent Oversight Board has said it has asked the social networking giant to provide clarity on the system it uses to review content decisions relating to ...

Platform News: Big Tech

States rally around proposed US laws to rein in Big Tech

A bipartisan group of US state attorneys general sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to pass a series of bills that tighten antitrust laws aimed at Big Tech companies like Faceb...

Adam Schiff

US congressman presses Facebook, Amazon on efforts to curb vaccine misinformation

US Democratic Representative Adam Schiff called on Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc on Thursday to provide a more thorough explanation of their efforts to mitigate the spread of COV...

Platform News: fake news, political bias, section 230 and misinformation on social media

From government to business: the growing push for control

We are in the midst of a global pandemic. With ‘vaccine passports’ lockdowns, QR codes, rolling curfews, et cetera being hot topics for discussion.

Platform News: Facebook

New York Times: Facebook considers forming an election commission

Facebook Inc has approached academics and policy experts about forming a commission to advise it on issues relating to global elections, the New York Times reported has reported, c...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter reinstates accounts of India’s Rahul Gandhi, other opposition leaders

Twitter unblocked the accounts of India’s main opposition party Congress, its leader Rahul Gandhi and other party officials on Saturday, days after suspending the accounts ov...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

Sky News Australia says suspended from YouTube for one week

Sky News Australia has said it has been temporarily suspended by the video-sharing site YouTube following the platform’s review of content for compliance with its COVID-19 po...

Joe Biden

Biden softens tone on Facebook, urges action on vaccine misinformation

Joe Biden took a softer tone when talking about Facebook Inc, after saying last week that the social media company was “killing people” by allowing the spread of misinf...

Platform Industry: President Donald J Trump comments

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter and Google, claiming censorship

Former US President Donald J Trump filed lawsuits against Twitter Inc, Facebook, and Google, as well as their chief executives, alleging they unlawfully silence conservative viewpo...

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