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Can a smart #AI strategy convince EU that #Facebook content moderation is up to snuff?

Can a smart #AI strategy convince EU that #Facebook content moderation is up to snuff?

| March 6, 2020

On 17 February, while meeting with European policymakers in Brussels, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) released a white paper outlining his strategy for dealing with harmful content on social media platforms. In response to the European Union’s desire to ratchet up oversight of the tech sector, the billionaire made a case that the industry should […]

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Britain to make #SocialMedia platforms responsible for harmful content

Britain to make #SocialMedia platforms responsible for harmful content

| February 13, 2020

Britain said it would force social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Snap to do more to block or remove harmful content on their platforms, writes Paul Sandle. Following a consultation, the UK government said on Wednesday (12 February) it planned to legislate to ensure companies had systems in place to tackle harmful content […]

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Comment on #Facebook political ads announcement

Comment on #Facebook political ads announcement

| January 10, 2020

Facebook has announced that it won’t change its policies on fact-checking political adverts or limit microtargeting. The social media giant declined to follow action taken by Twitter and Google, and instead said it will expand transparency around political ads and give users more control over what they see. Google previously said it is limiting political […]

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#Facebook and #Google in dock over pressure on softening European ‘fake news’guidelines

#Facebook and #Google in dock over pressure on softening European ‘fake news’guidelines

| May 22, 2019

Facebook and Google pressured and “arm-wrestled” a group of experts to soften European guidelines on online disinformation and fake news, according to new testimony from insiders released to journalists at Investigate Europe and published by openDemocracy, the London-based global news website. Extracts from these testimonies allege that Facebook and Google undermined efforts to make the tech giants more […]

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#Facebook to fund trainee local newspaper reporters in Britain

#Facebook to fund trainee local newspaper reporters in Britain

| November 22, 2018

Facebook (FB.O) is donating £4.5 million to train journalists in Britain to support communities that have lost local newspapers and reporters, in no little part due to ad revenue and readers switching online to the social media giant, writes Paul Sandle. The US company said this week it recognized the role it played in how […]

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Claude Moraes: ‘We have to look at how #SocialPlatforms are used for campaigns’

Claude Moraes: ‘We have to look at how #SocialPlatforms are used for campaigns’

| October 16, 2018

Claude Moraes   Facebook should make substantial changes to its platform to ensure it complies with EU data protection law, according to a resolution adopted by the civil liberties committee last week. The resolution by the civil liberties committee concludes a series of hearing on the Cambridge scandal in which the data of 87 million […]

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#Facebook – MEPs demand full audit by EU bodies to assess data protection

#Facebook – MEPs demand full audit by EU bodies to assess data protection

| October 15, 2018

EU bodies should be allowed to fully audit Facebook to assess data protection and security of users’ personal data, Civil Liberties MEPs said last week. MEPs take note of the privacy improvements undertaken by Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but recall that the company has yet not carried out the promised full internal audit. […]

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