Social media firms should face fines for hate speech failures, urge UK MPs

May 3, 2017

Social media giants Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have once again been accused of taking a laissez-faire approach to moderating hate speech content on their platforms. This follows a stepping up ofpoliticalrhetoric against social platforms in recent months in the UK, following a terror attack in London in tech firms to do more to help block the spread of terrorist content online. In ahighly critical Last month, theGerman government backed a…

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Donald Trump is reportedly making an American Technology Council

May 2, 2017

Image: DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES And you thought President Donald Trump forgot about the cyber? SEE ALSO: Trumpcare might be gone but the internet is memeing it to death just in case No way. President Trump is planning to establish an American Technology Council, Axios reported Monday, that will help the government “deliver better digital services” and coordinate other strategies on tech policy. The first meeting is expected to be early…

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Alex Hardiman, former VP of product at The NY Times, will take the lead on Facebooks news products

May 2, 2017

Facebooks role in spreading news, wrote on Facebookthat her new rolewill involve working with news organizationsto monetize and develop new formats, while also partnering with teams in Facebook to continue curbing the spread of false news. Recode the companys new journalism project). Even beyond fake news, Hardiman seems to have a lot of work to do, with Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/01/alex-hardiman-facebook-fake-news/

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Facebook lets content owners claim ad earnings of pirated videos

April 28, 2017

Facebook finally has a better solution to Todays update to the Previously, the only course of action for rights holders was to allow or block and take down infringing videos. Both removed the opportunity for content owners and pirates to share in the benefits of compelling content the owner getting the money and the pirate getting the engagement. Rights Manager works by having content owners upload original versions of videos…

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Eight visions of Facebook’s future from its F8 conference

April 19, 2017

Mark Zuckerbergs social network is potting big on augmented world, hasnt given up on VR but doesnt have much to say about the Facebook killer As Apple has WWDC and Google has I/ O, so Facebook has F8: the social networks big annual meet has steadily proliferated, from a behavior to speak to developers about the upcoming changes to its pulpit to an event where the world sounds about the…

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