A new study links majority of misinformation about the climate crisis to ten US-based and Russian-state media outlets, fueled by Facebook and Google.
‘7or’ aims to hold social media companies accountable by allowing users to report instances when they believe their posts are wrongly taken down.
Policy reps from each company faced US Congress to talk about kids and online safety, marking the first time Snapchat and TikTok appeared in a major tech hearing.
A proposed new law will put Australia among the most stringent countries in terms of age controls for social media that will impact platforms such a Reddit and Facebook.
The whistleblower alleges the social media platform allowed hate and let illegal activities be unchecked, a claim that supports former Facebook employee Frances Haugen disclosures.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg intends to announce the decision at the company's annual Connect conference next week.
The outage on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on 4 October 2021 was inconvenient for many social media users. However, it is only a symptom of a bigger problem.
Facebook, along with its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, suffered a worldwide outage for hours, a day after a whistleblower accused Facebook of repeatedly prioritising profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation.
US-based non-profit Stand With Kashmir's new report highlights the complicity of social media platforms in digitally censoring Kashmiris since 2017.
An investigation of TikTok has shown that the app is falling short of protecting children against misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has approved legislation which limits social media companies from removing content or accounts.
There are calls to limit the social media reach and content of the Taliban. But the same platforms are also key accountability and service tools, which could help the general Afghan population.
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