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.
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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.
How Ukrainians have used social media to humiliate the Russians and rally the world
Ukrainians and their supporters have used social media to bruise, belittle and humiliate the Russians, seeking to boost citizens’ spirits and sap invaders’ morale during the most Internet-accessible war in history.
Russia Intensifies Censorship Campaign, Pressuring Tech Giants
Google, Apple and others were warned that they must comply with a new law, which would make them more vulnerable to the Kremlin’s censorship demands.
Revealed: anti-vaccine TikTok videos being viewed by children as young as nine
Lies and conspiracy theories about Covid-19, which have amassed millions of views and are accessible to young children, have been available on the social media platform TikTok for months.
The Battle for Digital Privacy Is Reshaping the Internet
As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.
Nazis and incels are using Gotye and MGMT to evade TikTok’s auto-moderators, report finds
The largest independent study of hate on TikTok has found anti-Asian and pro-Nazi videos are racking up millions of views, often using pop songs to evade the platform’s auto-moderators.
Social network giants pledge to tackle abuse of women online
Four of the world’s largest social networks have committed to overhauling their moderation systems to tackle the abuse of women on their platforms.
The worldwide web as we know it may be ending
Over the last year, the worldwide web has started to look less worldwide.
TikTok Is Poised to Outlast Trump, and to Test Biden
TikTok is about to outlast President Trump. Now, the company could become an early test of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s stance toward Chinese tech companies.