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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Social Media Blocked in Zambia during Presidential Election

The Zambian government has restricted access to social media and messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook during its presidential elections. Internet monitoring site Netblocks reported that Internet providers in Zambia such as Zambian government-owned Zamtel, Airtel Zambia, …

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Facebook Shuts Down Anti-Vaxx Network from Russia

Facebook announced that it had taken down a network of dozens of accounts from Russia that were in alleged anti-vax disinformation campaigns. “We removed 65 Facebook accounts and 243 Instagram accounts from Russia that we linked to Fazze. Fazze is …

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German Federal Court of Justice Prohibits Facebook from Suspending Users without Notice

The German Federal Court of Justice ruled that Facebook illegally took down racist posts and wrongly blocked accounts because the affected users were not informed. The court cited two cases dating from August 2018 where Facebook deleted comments allegedly aimed …

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