Meta Sued by UK Regulators for Competition Act Violation

Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Director of the Competition Law Forum and Senior Research Fellow in Competition Law has filed a lawsuit against Meta for breaking the 1998 Competition Act. According to Gormsen, users are cheated out of their personal data which …

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U.S. House Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Google, Facebook, Twitter and Reddit

The United States House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has issued subpoenas to four social media giants on Jan. 13 as part of its probe. The Committee again demanded records from Google parent company Alphabet, Facebook parent …

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Fact-checkers Urge Youtube to Fight Disinformation

Fact-checkers from around the world have urged Youtube to help fight against disinformation. More than 80 fact-checking organizations from around the world have written an open letter to YouTube chief Susan Wojcicki.  The group of fact-checkers which included groups such …

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Germany Threatens to Ban Telegram

German Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) has threatened to ban the Telegram chat service. According to Faeser, Telegram is disregarding the German Network Enforcement Acta and has allowed extremists to plan illegal activities on their platform. “We …

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British Actress Emma Watson Accused of Anti-Semitism Over Palestinian Solidarity Post on Instagram

Former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations (UN) accused British actress Emma Watson of anti-Semitism over her Instagram post that expressed solidarity with Palestine. Watson, best known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, reposted on Instagram an …

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Facebook Temporarily Suspends U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene Over COVID-19 Misinformation

Facebook temporarily suspended Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account on Jan. 3 for sharing COVID-19 misinformation. Facebook blocked Greene from posting or commenting on the social media platform for 24 hours a day after Twitter permanently suspended her for violating …

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Twitter Permanently Suspends U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Personal Account Over COVID-19 Misinformation

Twitter permanently suspended the personal account of Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene for violating policies on COVID-19 misinformation. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed on Jan. 2 that the company “permanently suspended” Greene’s account @mtgreenee for “repeated violations of our COVID-19 …

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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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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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