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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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Fighting #Terrorism online: EU Internet Forum committed to an EU-wide Crisis Protocol

Fighting #Terrorism online: EU Internet Forum committed to an EU-wide Crisis Protocol

| October 8, 2019

Yesterday (7 October), the participants of the 5th EU Internet Forum, hosted by Commissioners Avramopoulos and King, have committed to an EU Crisis Protocol – a rapid response to contain the viral spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online. The European Commission, member states and online service providers, including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Dropbox, JustPaste.it and […]

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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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#DigitalTax – ‘I believe that in 2019 we will see a different solution emerge from the OECD’ Donohoe

#DigitalTax – ‘I believe that in 2019 we will see a different solution emerge from the OECD’ Donohoe

| November 7, 2018

Following the meeting of European Finance Ministers (ECOFIN), Austrian Finance Minister Hartwig Löger said that ministers were still on track to reach a ‘political declaration’ on the EU’s proposal for a digital services tax by the December meeting of the group, writes Catherine Feore.    Löger acknowledges that there were concerns arising from the Commission’s proposal and that further […]

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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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EU fines #Facebook 110 million euros over WhatsApp deal

EU fines #Facebook 110 million euros over WhatsApp deal

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Union antitrust regulators fined Facebook 110 million euros ($122 million) on Thursday (18 May) for giving misleading information during a vetting of its deal to acquire messaging service WhatsApp in 2014, writes Robert-Jan Bartunek. Calling it a “proportionate and deterrent fine”, the European Commission, which acts as the EU’s competition watchdog, said Facebook had said […]

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