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Tech This Week | Should India have its own social media content moderation rules?

Platforms are diverse and a one-size-fits-all approach will not work.

05 Sep 2020 6:03 PM

Team Trump sticks to polarising, manipulative content on social media ahead of election

The open use of digitally-altered images by Trump and other candidates in 2020 has tech giants worried.

05 Sep 2020 5:38 PM

Facebook says it will ban fresh political ads in week before US elections to prevent disinformation

However, political campaigns will be allowed to run existing ads to run and change how they are targeted.

03 Sep 2020 8:06 PM

TMC writes to Zuckerberg over Facebook's alleged bias towards BJP

MP Derek O'Brien has written the letter to Zuckerberg also makes a reference to an earlier meeting, where some of these concerns were raised

02 Sep 2020 1:26 PM

Rahul Gandhi: International media has exposed FB-WhatsApp's assault on India's democracy

Ruling party's IT cell head Amit Malviya alleged a

01 Sep 2020 7:28 PM

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Facebook threatens to throw out news from platform after Australia asks it to pay publishers

The move came after the deadline for negotiations with publishers ended on August 31.

01 Sep 2020 1:23 PM

Facebook group spurs Kenosha violence, Zuckerberg apologises for not removing page — sound familiar?

The page for the “Kenosha Guard” violated Facebook’s policies and had been flagged by “a bunch of people”, Zuckerberg said.

30 Aug 2020 1:31 PM

Apple rule that apps must get user consent for targeted ads will hit small apps’ revenues: Facebook

Facebook says Apple’s rules could reduce what apps earn by advertising through Facebook’s audience network.

27 Aug 2020 5:08 PM

Facebook planning to pay Indian news publishers for displaying their content

“We’ll pay news publishers to ensure their content is available in the new product,” a Facebook official said in a blog post.

26 Aug 2020 1:33 PM

Facebook removes pro-democracy group on Thai government's order, says will pursue legal action

The private Facebook group created in April had more than a million members before it was taken down Monday.

25 Aug 2020 6:18 PM

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Facebook agrees to pay 106 million euros to France in retrospective tax for past 10 years

Payment of tax by US tech giants in countries where they earn revenue has been the subject of a longstanding conflict between France and US.

24 Aug 2020 10:19 PM

Tech This Week | The UPI payments space is in for its biggest shift yet

Earlier this week, the Competition Commission of India dismissed an anti-trust case against WhatsApp Pay.

22 Aug 2020 2:45 PM

If Trump loses, social media anticipates a fight, plans strategy to beat back misinformation

Facebook is considering options including a “kill switch” to shut off political advertising after election day to thwart misinformation.

22 Aug 2020 2:18 PM

Will US Federal Trade Commission's antitrust probe against Facebook lead to a lawsuit?

Facebook says Zuckerberg answered US regulators’ questions on antitrust practices, but FTC investigations do not always lead to lawsuits.

21 Aug 2020 3:12 PM

Trump praises QAnon conspiracists, appreciates support

Facebook announced just hours before Trump’s statements that it was banning some QAnon Facebook groups and accounts

20 Aug 2020 11:30 AM

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YouTube, Facebook say they're willing to block AIMIM supporter on government's or court's orders

It was unclear what prevented the social media companies from following their own rules for content moderation on blocking hate speech.

17 Aug 2020 2:50 PM

Apple won't give an inch over its app store commission, Facebook complains

The comments come in the wake of a lawsuit from Fortnite maker Epic Games that accused Apple of abusing its monopoly position.

15 Aug 2020 4:51 PM

Google joins other internet platforms to shield US election from disinformation

A coordinated effort is being made by online platforms to curb the spread of disinformation and thwart efforts to manipulate voters.

14 Aug 2020 11:36 AM

Facebook launches voting information centre to stop fake news' effect on US election

It will serve as a one-stop-shop to give people in the US the tools and information they need to make their voices heard at the ballot box.

13 Aug 2020 3:44 PM

Trump's blocking of H-1B visas harming the US, say Facebook, Amazon, Apple

More than 50 tech firms have signed onto a court filing in support of a suit by US Chamber of Commerce against Trump blocking work visas.

11 Aug 2020 9:22 PM

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