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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

Facebook launches voting information centre to stop fake news' effect on US election

It will serve as a one-stop-shop to give people in the US the tools and information they need to make their voices heard at the ballot box.

13 Aug 2020 3:44 PM

Trump's blocking of H-1B visas harming the US, say Facebook, Amazon, Apple

More than 50 tech firms have signed onto a court filing in support of a suit by US Chamber of Commerce against Trump blocking work visas.

11 Aug 2020 9:22 PM

Facebook carves out a unit focused on its financial payments businesses

Facebook Financial will handle management and strategy for all payments and money services across the Silicon Valley company’s platform.

11 Aug 2020 8:36 PM

Man saved from suicide in the nick of time after Facebook staffer alerts police

It was a tense three hours for police from Delhi to Mumbai trying to trace a man seen on Facebook videos preparing to die by suicide.

10 Aug 2020 8:22 PM

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Facebook, Twitter crack down on Russia, China agents trying to sway US election

State-led influence campaigns were prominent on social media during the 2016 US elections and have been seen around the world.

07 Aug 2020 7:11 PM

Trump's Facebook, Twitter post removed for saying children 'almost immune' to coronavirus

Action taken over 'misinformation', but the American Academy of Pediatrics says children appear to transmit COVID-19 less than adults.

06 Aug 2020 5:25 PM

Ban on social media use by defence personnel remains, Delhi High Court dismisses plea against it

The court said that if the government had assessed that social media enables espionage by enemy countries, it would not overturn the ban.

05 Aug 2020 7:42 PM

Tech This Week | What we learned from the US antitrust inquiry

Lawmakers seem to be catching up with technology and so will regulation, so Big Tech should not take things for granted.

01 Aug 2020 4:17 PM

Australia's draft law makes it mandatory for Google and Facebook to pay for news content

The aggregators will be given three months to work out a deal on fair pay for news, failing which arbitrators will make a binding decision.

31 Jul 2020 2:24 PM

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Big Tech including Apple, Facebook reports mixed earnings amid pandemic

Apple delivered surprisingly strong numbers with both its revenue and profit rising, defying analysts' lowered expectations

31 Jul 2020 9:37 AM

Big Tech CEOs pulled up at antitrust hearing but will it translate to strong regulation?

The premise is whether existing competition policies and laws are adequate for overseeing the tech giants, or if new legislation is needed.

30 Jul 2020 3:24 PM

Zuckerberg, Bezos will sell their companies as American success stories at anti-trust hearing today

The antitrust debate is being muddled by a rising “techlash” over a range of issues from privacy to economic inequality to political bias.

29 Jul 2020 7:11 PM

Turkey's new social media law will erode freedom of expression, says opposition

Over 408,000 websites are blocked in Turkey, and it also leads the world in Twitter removal requests, with 6,000 demands in 2019 first half.

29 Jul 2020 5:08 PM

Facebook expresses concern about privacy—of its employees, says EU probe goes too far

The company says the wording of commission requests casts a net so wide it will haul in Facebook employees’ private messages and more.

28 Jul 2020 4:38 PM

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Big Tech CEOs' postponed anti-trust hearing will now be held on Wednesday

The heads of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple will be testifying at a time of growing complaints about their dominance.

26 Jul 2020 4:17 PM

Jair Bolsonaro allies' Twitter, Facebook accounts blocked on court's orders

Members of Bolsonaro’s inner circle are alleged to have run a social media campaign to discredit the Supreme Court and threaten its judges.

25 Jul 2020 5:46 PM

Antitrust hearing with Big Tech CEOs at US Congress postponed

The hearing would have conflicted with the memorial service for the late representative and civil rights leader John Lewis.

25 Jul 2020 4:41 PM

Bolsonaro supporters blocked out of Twitter, Facebook after court rule

Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered them blocked as part of a probe into an alleged disinformation campaign by the president’s allies

25 Jul 2020 11:21 AM

Debunking rumours of profiteering off the pandemic, Bill Gates wants to get the truth out

Fabricated news articles crafted by conspiracy theorists targeting Gates have gained traction online with hundreds of thousands of believers

24 Jul 2020 5:22 PM

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