We are living in times of global terrorism, unlike any we have known before. This is a terror that thrives through its enduring online presence. The time has come and gone for relying on the goodwill of the tech industry and their unfulfilled promises of self-regulation.
The BBC had expressed their concern and published a statement on Twitter. The Press Team said that it was a "completely unacceptable use of BBC content which distorts our output and which could damage perceptions of our impartiality".
British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen took aim at social media companies accusing them of pushing "absurdities to billions of people".
Far from being a safe haven where diverse voices can be heard and respected, new media platforms are often reflecting the worst prejudices of the older media when it comes to minorities - including women.
Libra, the proposed global digital currency led by Facebook, has raised concerns amongst some governments and financial authorities around the world.
The company announced that they had removed three networks of accounts, pages, and groups linked to Russian businessman Yevgeniy Prigozhin, who was indicted in connection with US election meddling.
"We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought," Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey wrote on the platform.
Google announced it reached “quantum supremacy," a technological achievement that has huge repercussions, not only for the company and its role in the world but for all of us individuals who want to maintain a semblance of the right to privacy.
The government can step in and force social media companies to set up some basic protocols to guard against the posting of campaign lies. This would be a whole new frontier for the government, and regulation of online speech is tricky to say the least.
Mark Zuckerberg's statement provides the clearest indication yet that the Libra digital currency project announced earlier this year faces an uphill battle.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg testifies before US Congress
Th social media giant is looking at what to do once deepfakes are detected, including whether to label the videos or take them down.
On 3 October 2019, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel and US Attorney General William Barr signed a bilateral agreement paving the way for UK and US law enforcement agencies to obtain data more quickly from electronic service providers operating in each jurisdiction.
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Facebook acknowledges the needs of law enforcement but wants to protect its users from unwanted snooping.
"Images are often more powerful than words with more potential to go viral," said Samantha Bradshaw, one of the report's author's
Since the U.S. tech company unveiled its plans in June, its proposed cryptocurrency has met with regulatory and political scepticism, with France and Germany pledging to block Libra from operating in Europe.
France's finance minister says the Libra cryptocurrency could damage "monetary sovreignty".
"Political parties and candidates, like all individuals and organizations on Facebook and Instagram, must adhere to our rules, regardless of their ideology."
Tech giants were once praised as engines of economic growth but have increasingly come under fire for allegedly misusing their clout.
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Brazilians have taken to social media to "apologise" to Brigitte Macron after their president made "extraordinarily disrespectful" comments towards her.
Facebook rolled out a new privacy feature in Ireland, Spain, and South Korea to allow users to sever the connection between their Facebook accounts and other websites.
The move appears to be the latest development in Donald Trump’s war on what he claims is a bias against Conservative views on sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Social media giant Facebook has been slammed with a record fine of more than €4 billion over privacy violations, but will this be enough to change how Facebook handles users' privacy data?
The G7 finance ministers and central bank governors agreed that large tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple can be taxed in the countries in which they make money, even without being physically present there.