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China to keep up scrutiny of internet sector – Xinhua

China will continue its scrutiny of the internet sector, rooting out practices including the blocking of site links by rival platforms and ensuring smaller players have room to dev...

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China aims for ‘civilised’ internet with focus on ‘socialist values’

China will step up efforts to promote a “civilised” internet by strengthening oversight over the likes of news sites and online platforms and encouraging them to promot...

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: China

Chinese tech firms ‘self-correct’ to get ahead of potential regulatory fury

Fretting about unprecedented regulatory heat for China’s tech sector, some companies are no longer waiting for any official reprimands that may or may not be forthcoming.

Platform Industry News: YouTube video streaming from Google

White House sees YouTube, Facebook as ‘Judge, Jury & Executioner’ on vaccine misinformation

The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID vaccines an...

Platform Industry: ongoing COVID-19 coverage, tracking and tracing

White House working with Facebook and Twitter to tackle anti-vaxxers

The White House has been reaching out to social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Google about clamping down on COVID misinformation and getting their help to stop it...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Ahead of US election, Facebook suspends political and new group recommendations

Late last week Facebook verified it had been temporarily halting recommendations for all political groups and some other new bands in the run-up to tomorrows hotly contested US pre...