The EU executive delivered a presentation, obtained by EURACTIV, to national authorities on the designation of very large online platforms, the governance architecture and an information-sharing system.
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Meta’s Ad Practices Ruled Illegal Under E.U. Law
Meta suffered a major defeat on Wednesday that could severely undercut its Facebook and Instagram advertising business after European Union regulators found it had illegally forced users to effectively accept personalized ads.
Tech’s Biggest Companies Are Sending Worrying Signals About the Economy
Google this week reported a steep decline in profits. Social media companies such as Meta said that advertising sales — the heart of their businesses — have rapidly cooled off. And Microsoft, perhaps the tech industry’s most reliable performer, predicted a slowdown through at least the end of the year.
Analysis: European telcos set to win fight with Big Tech, could set global agenda
European telecoms providers are set to win their decade-long fight to make Big Tech pay for network costs, thanks to sympathetic EU regulators and the bloc’s efforts to rein in U.S. tech giants, according to industry and regulatory sources, in the EU’s strongest move yet to set a global standard.
Removing Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour From China and Russia
Today, we’re sharing our findings into two covert influence operations — from China and Russia — that we took down for violating our policy against Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior (CIB). We shared information with our peers at tech companies, security researchers, governments and law enforcement so they too can take appropriate action. At the end of our full report, we’re also including threat indicators to help the security community detect and counter malicious activity elsewhere on the internet. See the full CIB Report for more information.
Classic Internet Censorship: New regulations in Indonesia show that strict online controls are no longer confined to autocratic countries like China.
I want us to consider the implications of this new reality: In three of the four most populous countries in the world, governments have now given themselves the power to order that the internet be wiped of citizens’ posts that the authorities don’t like.
Big Tech should share Europe network costs, France, Italy and Spain say
France, Italy and Spain are stepping up pressure on the European Commission to come up with legislation that ensures Big Tech firms partly finance telecoms infrastructure in the bloc, a document showed on Monday.
Social media companies promise to reduce harmful content in New Zealand
Global social media companies including TikTok, Twitter and Meta have signed a “world first” code of conduct that commits them to reducing the spread of harmful content in New Zealand, but some user-advocacy groups fear the code lacks any real bite.
Russia bans Facebook and Instagram under ‘extremism’ law
A Russian court has banned Facebook and Instagram in the country, labelling its parent company Meta as “extremist” amid the Kremlin’s sweeping crackdown on western social media giants.
Facebook, Instagram parent company Meta sued over ‘scam ads’ featuring Dick Smith, David Koch
Australia’s consumer watchdog is suing Facebook’s parent company, Meta, alleging it failed to take action against scammers on its social media platform.