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Two years ago Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive of Facebook, first raised the idea of an independent “Supreme Court” that might help regulate content on the network.  Now, the first members of what it calls its Oversight...
The Supreme Court may hear a case that will test the country’s commitment to protecting protest organizers. No matter how many times Bud Abbott explained Who really was on first, Lou Costello never managed to get it. Costello would...
Groups that are helping to organize public protests against shelter-in-place orders will be banned from Facebook if they do not adhere to social-distancing guidelines, a company spokesperson told Vice. Protesters in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and...
The move is just the most recent step in an aggressive and coordinated response by Facebook and other tech companies to promote facts and guidance from reputable sources. Facebook will begin to alert users after they've...
There is an unfortunate irony in the government bashing the telcos, while simultaneously relying on them to invest $26B to build out the 5G infrastructure The cash-strapped Trudeau Liberals have been casting around for election campaign...
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday proposed imposing criminal and civil penalties on those who spread false information online aimed at suppressing votes in U.S. elections. The Massachusetts senator released a plan that would “create...
Lies are bad. But a little fewer lies are...a little less bad? On Thursday, Facebook announced it would not change its controversial policy of allowing political ads to contain lies. Instead, the company will give its users the...
We have a responsibility to stop abuse and election interference on our platform. That’s why we’ve made significant investments since 2016 to better identify new threats, close vulnerabilities and reduce the spread of viral misinformation...
The internet giant uses blacklists, algorithm tweaks and an army of contractors to shape what you see Every minute, an estimated 3.8 million queries are typed into Google, prompting its algorithms to spit out results for...
he first person I interviewed for this story⁠—days before I knew I would write it, because I felt ashamed—was my husband. Who else could I ask about my private parts being probed by a stranger? If...