New British Watchdog Set to Curb Tech Giant’s Hold over News Media

A new British regulator for giant tech firms like Facebook and Google has been launched on Wednesday with an initial remit to determine if amendments are needed to be done to a code of conduct to improve the balance of …

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Russia Extends Twitter Slowdown Until May

Russia has extended its self-imposed slowdown of content from Twitter until May 15 in response to so-called “banned content” including alleged child exploitation and drug use. Officials from the Kremlin have imposed a slowdown of content coming from Twitter which …

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Russia Court Fines TikTok for Failing to Delete Content

A magistrate court in Russia ordered Chinese video-sharing social networking platform TikTok to pay 2.6 million roubles ($34,000) after failing to delete content that urges teenagers to participate in illegal actions and unsanctioned rallies. The issuance of financial penalty comes …

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Boulder Shooting Suspect Identified as Social Media Profiles are Scrubbed

The Boulder County District Attorney identified the Colorado grocery store shooter as Ahmad Al-Issa, 21, a Syrian migrant. Al-Issa claimed on his Facebook page that he was born in Syria in 1999 and moved to the US in 2002 and …

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Russian Government Threatens to Block Twitter in a Month

The Russian government has warned that will block Twitter in a month if it fails to delete banned content. “We’ve taken a month to watch Twitter’s reaction on the issue of removing prohibited information. Appropriate decisions will be made depending …

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Encrypted Messaging App Signal Blocked in China

Messaging app Signal has been blocked in China, marking further efforts from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to regulate public opinion and communication. Signal is an encrypted messaging application, offering its users end-to-end encryption on calls and messages. This prevents …

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Right Wing Social Platform ‘Gab’ Hacked

Social media platform Gab, a site known for its right leaning political communities, was hacked by transparency group DDoSecrets, who allegedly stole 70 GB worth of user data. Gab became popular for Alt-Right political activists after Parler, another social media …

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