Category Archives: Social Media

Russia’s Twitter throttling may give censors never-before-seen capabilities

Russia has implemented a novel censorship method in an ongoing effort to silence Twitter. Instead of blocking the social media site outright, the country is using previously unseen techniques to slow traffic to a crawl and make the site all but unusable for people inside the country.

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Google, Facebook and Amazon face new UK regulator

A new regulator aiming to curb the dominance of tech giants has started work in the UK.

The Digital Markets Unit (DMU) will first look to create new codes of conduct for companies such as Facebook and Google and their relationship with content providers and advertisers.

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U.S. Lawmakers press Big Tech CEOs on speech responsibility

The CEOs of tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google faced a grilling in Congress Thursday as lawmakers tried to draw them into acknowledging their companies’ roles in fueling the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and rising COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.

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Facebook disrupts China-based hackers it says spied on Uyghur Muslim dissidents and journalists living outside China, including in the U.S.

Facebook has disrupted what it says is a China-based espionage campaign against Uyghur Muslim journalists, dissidents and activists living overseas, including in the United States, the social media giant announced Wednesday.

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Far-right sources on Facebook get more engagement than any other political posts, study finds

The Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was carried out by a flock of supporters of QAnon’s extremist ideology based on false claims, far-right zealots and others convinced of the falsehood that a presidential election had been stolen from former president Donald Trump.

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Facebook says it plans to remove posts with false vaccine claims

Facebook said on Monday that it plans to remove posts with erroneous claims about vaccines from across its platform, including taking down assertions that vaccines cause autism or that it is safer for people to contract Covid-19 than to receive the vaccinations.

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