Facebook Found to Have Failed in Curbing Divisive Content in India

Leaked documents have suggested that Facebook in India has been selective in restricting hate speech, disinformation, and provocative messages, notably anti-Muslim content, even as its own workers cast doubt on the company’s objectives and goals. The leaked documents have shown …

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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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Twitter Suspends Two Beijing Diplomatic Consular Accounts

Twitter temporarily suspended the official Twitter accounts of the Chinese Consulate in Sydney and the Cultural Counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan. The consulate’s Twitter account was suspended on Monday with no specific reason, according to the consulate. They …

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Meta Bans Seven ‘Cyber Mercenary’ Companies That Allegedly Spied on Thousands of Its Users

Facebook owner Meta announced on Dec. 16 that it has banned seven “surveillance-for-hire” companies for targeting tens of thousands of users on its platforms. Meta said that its months-long investigation revealed new details about how “cyber mercenary” companies enable their …

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Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Secures Book Deal

Frances Haugen, the Facebook Whistleblower who leaked tens of thousands of pages of company documents to the U.S. authorities and the press has secured a book deal. Little, Brown & Company bought on Thursday Frances Haugen’s planned memoir, “Offering a …

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Russia fines Twitter $136,200 for Failing to Delete Alleged Illegal Content

A Moscow court fined Twitter 10 million roubles ($136,173) on Thursday for failing to erase information deemed unlawful by the government. Russia has lowered Twitter’s speed since March as a punitive measure for messages containing child pornography, drug usage information, …

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