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Brussels bids to make online political adverts more transparent
Big tech companies would have to reveal what data was used and refrain from using sensitive data to target people with political ads.
Frances Haugen: EU has generational opportunity to regulate Facebook
"Democracies must step in and make new laws," the whistleblower told lawmakers in the European Parliament.
German election: Who has spent the most on Facebook advertising?
In the last month, the major political parties have spent a collective €1.5 million to reach voters on Facebook.
Instagram influencers must label paid adverts, says German court
Social media influencers who receive money from companies to promote products must clearly label such posts as adverts, Germany's federal court has ruled.
Facebook accused of shifting blame over vaccine misinformation
Facebook said this week it had removed over three dozen pages that were spreading online misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.
US Treasury Secretary Yellen grateful EU paused digital tax plans
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has welcomed the European Union's move to pause plans for a bloc-wide digital tax.
Danish designer criticised for Christian Eriksen Facebook post
Mai Manniche linked Eriksen's cardiac arrest with his COVID-19 vaccine and has been condemned online.
Facebook suspends Portuguese far-right leader over hate speech
The Facebook account of Andre Ventura, the leader of Chega, was suspended for 24 hours after two of hits posts were reported.
Russia fines Facebook & Telegram for failing to remove banned content
A Moscow court has ordered Facebook and the messaging app Telegram to pay heavy fines for failing to remove banned content.
Facebook must do more to fight climate change denial, campaigners say
A 40-page study alleges that climate change misinformation is being systemically spread by Facebook. The social media giant denies the claims.
Experts debunk claims that vaccines cause new COVID-19 variants
False rumours have circulated on Facebook in France that vaccinated people are more likely to infect others with new strains. Immunologists and the WHO have reiterated that there is "no evidence" of this.
Facebook on a new mission to curb COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
The new features aim to tackle misinformation on a wide scale and aid the vaccine roll-out.
Instagram algorithms push misinformation to users, study claims
The report found that users curious about dubious posts were directed to more false claims and dangerous content.
Could Facebook's news row in Australia replicate itself in Europe?
Facebook's move to ban news sites from its platform in Australia was a chilling warning for those who fear the same could happen in Europe.
Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news
Australia's parliament passed final amendments to a media law on Thursday that will force Google and Facebook to pay for news content.
Facebook curb content shared by Myanmar military online
Facebook has pledged to reduce the distribution of all content on Facebook pages and profiles run by the Myanmar Military “Tatmadaw”, as well as accounts linked to the armed forces spokesperson Brigadier-General Zaw Min Tun.
Oversight Board overturns four Facebook decisions to remove content
The independent panel also issued nine policy recommendations to the company in its first review of Facebook's content moderation.
Facebook's Oversight Board to rule on Donald Trump's suspension
Facebook is referring its decision to indefinitely suspend Donald Trump to its quasi-independent oversight board.
EU countries 'should be able to challenge' big tech firms over privacy
Data protection agencies should be allowed to pursue legal action against Facebook and other firms over privacy issues, says the advocate general of the ECJ.
Trump loyalists 'driven deeper into internet' after social media bans
Twitter and Facebook have both frozen Donald Trump out, while Amazon, Google, and Apple cut access to right-wing app Parler.
Turkey investigates WhatsApp and Facebook over data privacy update
The new policy means users outside the EU and UK must agree to more of their data being shared to Facebook for advertising purposes.
Donald Trump's bans from social media fire freedom of speech debate
"This precedent will be exploited by the enemies of freedom of speech around the world," said Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
Facebook Oversight Board announces first six cases for review
All cases involve a decision where Facebook originally decided to remove user content.
France resumes tax on tech giants, seeks deal with US
The tax brought about €400 million to the French budget last year, but the government agreed to suspend it in 2020, in exchange for an American promise to drop the tariff threat pending talks on an international deal on taxing online companies.
Tech giants give insight into how US election is being fought online
It helps highlight which subjects most interest Americans online and how both candidates have spent their online campaign budgets.
CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter grilled on content moderation
The leaders of US tech giants faced strong criticism from US senators on Wednesday over the way they moderate content on their platforms.