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Facebook met with civil rights groups after hundreds of companies joined ad boycott

Civil rights leaders organizing a major advertising boycott of Facebook said they remained unconvinced that the social network is taking enough action against hate speech and disinformation after meeting with Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives on Tuesday.

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Hong Kong: Facebook, Google and Twitter among firms ‘pausing’ police help; TikTok to exit Hong Kong; US lookS To ban Chinese social media apps

Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Google and Telegram have all said they are “pausing” co-operation with requests for user information from the Hong Kong police.

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California begins enforcing digital privacy law, despite calls for delay

California’s privacy law, often called the broadest law for digital privacy in the United States, can finally be enforced starting Wednesday. And despite industry calls for the state to hold off because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Attorney General Xavier Becerra is forging ahead.

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Bowing to pressure, Facebook will start labeling violating posts from politicians. But critics say it’s not enough.

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Friday that Facebook will remove posts that incite violence or attempt to suppress voting — even from political leaders — and that the company will affix labels on posts that violate hate speech or other policies.

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Facebook Loses Antitrust Decision in Germany Over Data Collection

In a decision that could further embolden European governments to take on large tech platforms, Germany’s top court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook had abused its dominance in social media to illegally harvest data about its users.

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