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Facebook Calls Links To Depression Inconclusive. These Researchers Disagree

May 18, 20215:13 AM ET MILES PARKSTwitter Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, speaks virtually during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing in March.Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ biggest fear as a parent isn’t gun violence, or drunk driving, or anything related to the pandemic. It’s social media. And specifically, the […]

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Facebook’s Commitment to Human Rights

http://opiniojuris.org/2021/03/16/facebooks-commitment-to-human-rights/ 16.03.21 | 0 Comments [Miranda Sissons is the Human Rights Director at Facebook. Facebook has agreed to engage in a Q & A session to be published on Opinio Juris next week.] The human rights movement long predates the rise of social media. That’s a very good thing. Three decades ago, we faxed or telexed urgent actions between […]


‘Facebook has a blind spot’: why Spanish-language misinformation is flourishing

Researchers say Spanish-language content is less often and less quickly moderated for misinformation than English content Kari Paul in San Francisco Wed 3 Mar 2021 11.00 GMT https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/mar/03/facebook-spanish-language-misinformation-covid-19-election?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters&utm_source=sendgrid In the last year, Facebook adjusted some of the most fundamental rules about what gets posted on its platform, halting algorithmic recommendations of political groups, banning lies about vaccines and removing a […]


Facebook lawsuit brings one country’s domain to a screeching halt

Kevin Murphy, February 22, 2021, 16:28:29 (UTC), Domain Registries Bangladesh’s ccTLD registry has reportedly frozen all registrations and transfers after a cybersquatting lawsuit filed by Facebook. According to local reports a couple weeks back, Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd has implemented Draconian pre-registration roadblocks to registration, such that only exact-match domain names are available to individuals and organizations. And […]


Mark Zuckerberg ‘personally thwarted attempts by Facebook to block far right figures and conspiracy theorists’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9285551/Facebook-allowed-far-right-figures-conspiracy-theorists-including-Infowars-Alex-Jones-online.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490 Facebook was about to ban conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and links from his Infowars website in April 2019 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not consider Jones to be a hate figure and so overruled his own internal experts regarding the decision A loophole was then created whereby Facebook banned Jones but still allow users to post support […]


Blame Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for the mob at the Capitol

The big Internet platforms have invoked “free speech” to protect their own interests for far too long. By Dipayan GhoshDipayan Ghosh is author of “Terms of Disservice” and leads the Digital Platforms and Democracy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a former adviser at Facebook and in the Obama White House.Jan. 7, 2021 at […]

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Poland’s Government Tightens Its Control Over Media

January 4, 202111:56 AM ET ROB SCHMITZTwitter Journalist Mariusz Kowalewski quit his job at Poland’s national public broadcaster TVP after editors asked him to follow an outspoken critic of the country’s ruling party with a drone. “This was an intimidation method straight out of communism,” he says.Rob Schmitz/NPR Journalist Mariusz Kowalewski noticed something was amiss […]


New US lawsuits could force Facebook to sell Instagram, WhatsApp

With the filing of the two US lawsuits, Facebook is the second big tech company to face a major legal challenge. 9 Dec 2020 The United States Federal Trade Commission and nearly every US state sued Facebook Inc on Wednesday, saying it violated antitrust law and should potentially be broken up. With the filing of […]


The social media addiction bubble

Scott Rosenberg Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios Right now, everyone from Senate leaders to the makers of Netflix’s popular “Social Dilemma” is promoting the idea that Facebook is addictive. Yes, but: Human beings have raised fears about the addictive nature of every new media technology since the 18th century brought us the novel, yet the species has always seemed […]


Ireland to Order Facebook to Stop Sending User Data to U.S.

It follows a legal decision by the EU Court of Justice on privacy standards.Corinne ReichertSept. 9, 2020 2:20 p.m. PT The Irish Data Protection Commission has asked Facebook to halt transferring user data from the European Union to the US. A preliminary order was sent in late August, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Facebook confirmed the […]