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EU piles pressure on internet giants to remove Freedom of speech content

Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other internet companies must show the European Union within three months that they are removing extremist content more rapidly or face legislation forcing them to do so. By – Julia Fioretti Several governments, like Sweden, have increased pressure on social media companies to do more to remove illegal content — from material related to groups such ...

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Twitter pushed RT to spend big on 2016 US election

X ADCHOICES IDENTIFIED At the end of September, Twitter published a report titled ‘Russian interference in 2016 US elections, bots, & misinformation’ which included confidential data on RT ad campaigns and implied that the channel was trying to influence Twitter users via advertising on the platform. Via: Kirill Karnovich-Valua  This absolutely groundless and greatly-misleading association compels us to reveal the details ...

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Family sues Facebook, Google, Twitter over dad’s death in Barcelona terror attack

The family of a California man killed in the Barcelona terror attack filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Google, Facebook and Twitter, alleging the tech giants played a role in “aiding, abetting and knowingly providing support and resources” to the Islamic State group. Via:  Christopher Carbone The three daughters of Jared Tucker, who was among the 13 people killed in the Aug. ...

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Facebook closed account of imam accused of Islamophobia – Extreme Muslims are welcomed

AUSTRALIA Facebook has decided to turn off Australia-based Imam Mohammad Tawhidi since this accused of spreading Islamophobic hatred. The reason is that he urged the authorities to expel radical Muslim leaders and say no to halal slaughter. Via: nyheteridag.se An imam who is Islamophobic. It is possible? It seems to be the assessment Facebook made by Mohammad Tawhidi, an Iranian born imam with ...

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China moves to block internet VPNs from 2018

China will completely block access to much of the global internet as part of a sweeping crackdown aimed at suppressing dissent and maintaining the Communist party’s grip on power. Via: Benjamin Haas                  The government has ordered China’s three telecommunications companies to completely block access to virtual private networks, or VPNs, by February 2018, Bloomberg News ...

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Twitter, YouTube broke anti-terrorism laws

U.S. families of terrorism victims have opened up a new legal battle against social media companies, arguing the websites are breaking anti-terrorism laws by letting themselves be used by the Islamic State for recruitment and propaganda. Via : Alex Swoyer                   Two lawsuits, brought by civil rights lawyer Nitsana Darshan-Leitner on behalf of victims’ families ...

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Social media fights back against fake news

Facebook and other social media networks are taking steps to make sure their platforms don’t become tools for foreign governments spreading “fake news” stories.  Via: thehill.com  Experts consider the threat level high for these platforms to be used by foreign governments or other entities seeking to influence millions because of their extensive reach and ability to disseminate both malignant links and ...

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Sweden Protect Free Speech: Blocking 14,000 People on Twitter

The government agency behind Sweden’s official Twitter account chose to keep an extensive list of users blocked by a previous curator of @sweden. But the move stirred public outrage, and all 14,000 users were unblocked the next day. Via: Europe Sweden’s well-known official Twitter account is curated by a new Swede every week, and is run by the Swedish Institute. As a way ...

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Swastika tweeted from Swedish university Twitter account in massive hacker attack

Stockholm University’s English-language Twitter account posted a swastika and a message in Turkish after it was one of several targeted in a cyber attack.  Via: thelocal.se Thousands of accounts, as diverse as Amnesty International, Forbes, German media giant Welt and tennis legend Boris Becker, tweeted Turkish propaganda relating to its ongoing diplomatic row with Germany and the Netherlands about its April ...

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How Trump Tapped Into Social Networks’ Power

In February 2014, a friend called Marc Andreessen, a founder of Netscape and a board member of Facebook, and asked if he wanted to meet with a man with an idea that sounded preposterous on its face.  Via: Brünnhilde Always game for something new, Mr. Andreessen headed to the San Francisco airport late one night to hear the guy out. A ...

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