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YouTube adds information panels to videos to give voters reliable info ahead of US election

As most voters take to voting by post amid the pandemic, YouTube has put out videos on Mail-in Voting to combat posts spreading falsehoods.

24 Sep 2020 5:04 PM

Come together to stop spread of suicide content, TikTok urges Facebook, Google, Snapchat, others

It is proposed that nine social media firms speedily identify violent, graphic content, including suicide, and swiftly notify the others.

22 Sep 2020 7:33 PM

As YouTube Shorts gets rolled out in India, could it dull desi TikToks' allure?

YouTube Shorts videos are limited to 15 seconds, according to the Google-owned platform used by some 2 billion people worldwide.

15 Sep 2020 6:26 PM

Not enough to remove hate speech, social networks must archive evidence: Human Rights Watch

Online posts could also help document atrocities and abuses such as chemical weapons attacks in Syria and police abuse in the United States.

10 Sep 2020 4:22 PM

Pakistan tightens grip on internet, tells YouTube to remove objectionable content

Lawmakers in Punjab passed a bill last month to put publishers in prison if they print or import material with “objectionable” content.

28 Aug 2020 8:16 PM

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Triple the number of YouTube videos removed for endangering child safety, promoting extremism

Software relied on this quarter to “cast a wider net so that content that could potentially harm the community would be quickly removed.”

26 Aug 2020 4:01 PM

If Trump loses, social media anticipates a fight, plans strategy to beat back misinformation

Facebook is considering options including a “kill switch” to shut off political advertising after election day to thwart misinformation.

22 Aug 2020 2:18 PM

Google drafts YouTubers worldwide in campaign against Australia’s bid to make it pay for news

“The YouTube you know and love is at risk in Australia,” the company tweeted from its YouTube Creators account.

18 Aug 2020 5:23 PM

YouTube, Facebook say they're willing to block AIMIM supporter on government's or court's orders

It was unclear what prevented the social media companies from following their own rules for content moderation on blocking hate speech.

17 Aug 2020 2:50 PM

Google joins other internet platforms to shield US election from disinformation

A coordinated effort is being made by online platforms to curb the spread of disinformation and thwart efforts to manipulate voters.

14 Aug 2020 11:36 AM

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Profits of Google parent Alphabet hit by 30 pc over dip in ad sales revenue

Revenue regained ground in the second quarter in search and at video-sharing platform YouTube, showing signs of stabilisation by the end.

31 Jul 2020 6:24 PM

Bitcoin scams misusing big names plague YouTube, Steve Wozniak sues Google's video platform

Similar to the Twitter hacking, YouTube videos using Wozniak’s, Bill Gates’ and Elon Musk’s photos tricked people out of their bitcoin.

24 Jul 2020 4:19 PM

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube could be forced to toe Turkey government line

An official said a draft legislation would make social media companies accountable in Turkey legally and for tax purposes.

21 Jul 2020 6:40 PM

Donald Trump is way ahead of Joe Biden if this were a social media election

Trump’s ‘steady retweets of everyday users helps fans feel connected to him’ while Biden remains traditional and ‘promotes values’.

04 Jul 2020 5:02 PM

TikTok influencers unfazed by ban, confident of gaining fame and money on other platforms too

They will bear the brunt of losing income for the sake of the nation, they say

01 Jul 2020 11:52 PM

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Can't keep up with Twitch, YouTube, Microsoft gives up livestreaming gaming, ties up with Facebook

Microsoft Mixer will be shuttered on July 22, the tech giant said in a statement.

24 Jun 2020 7:10 PM

Youtube accused of racial discrimination, sued by black video artists

The suit says the company uses racial, identity and viewpoint profiling and filtering tools to restrict, censor, and denigrate blacks.

19 Jun 2020 8:16 PM

Amends for poor minority representation in Netflix? CEO to donate USD 120 million for black education

Reed Hastings and his wife will be giving USD 40 million each to three historically black colleges and universities in the Unites States.

17 Jun 2020 8:52 PM

Get Google, Facebook to crackdown on fake news, but keep press freedom intact, media tells EU

Among measures urged is a “meaningful” sanctions regime so co-signatories of the 'Code of Good Practice' have an incentive to act.

15 Jun 2020 7:24 PM

Algorithms now adhere to China censorship model? Critical comments removed in error, says YouTube

Streaming platform says it has been relying on automated systems during the coronavirus pandemic as its reviewers have been staying home.

26 May 2020 11:40 PM

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