Twitter Found to be Biased Towards the Right

Twitter’s own research has revealed that the platform is biased towards right-wing politicians and news outlets. According to their research that spanned Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, tweets from right-wing politicians received more …

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Belarus Criminalizes Following to Certain Social Media Channels

Belarusians who subscribe or follow “extremist” social media channels risk up to seven years in prison under new measures issued Wednesday by the government. Social media platforms such as Telegram were heavily utilized last year amid enormous public rallies opposing …

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Facebook Unveils New Policies Against Online Harassment to Protect Activists, Journalists

Facebook announced on Oct. 13 that it is unveiling new policies to protect activists and journalists from online harassment, as it now deems as “involuntary public figures.” Facebook’s Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis said that journalists and human rights …

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Russia Threatens Youtube

Russia threatened to block YouTube for deleting the German-language channels of state broadcaster RT. YouTube claimed it has already warned  RT for violating its COVID-19 disinformation guidelines and was forced to close RT channels for breaching user terms. Russian media …

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TikTok’s AI Reportedly Promotes Sexual Content to Children as Young as 13

TikTok has reportedly promoting sexual content, drugs, and alcohol to children as young as 13, an investigation revealed. The publication discovered that TikTok offered the accounts with clips endorsing rape, drugs, and sexual fantasies, including some depicting caregivers and children, …

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Twitter Tests ‘Soft Block’ Feature to Let Users Remove Unwanted Followers

Twitter has started testing a new “soft block” feature that allows users to remove unwanted followers without officially blocking them. “We’re making it easier to be the curator of your own followers list,” Twitter said in the announcement of the …

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Taliban Complains that Facebook is Violating Free Speech

In his first press conference in Kabul on Tuesday, Taliban Spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid accused Facebook of violating freedom of speech by removing all user accounts linked to him and Taliban from all its platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp. When a …

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Facebook Bans Taliban Content

Facebook has initiated action against Taliban posts and accounts after the capture of Afghanistan. Adam Mosseri, head of Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram explained that the Taliban is on the company’s list of dangerous organizations and is identified as a terrorist …

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