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Twitter will more widely deploy a test that lets people vote on content they want to see less of. Such a system may also be negative as it could turbocharge political echo chambers.
Meta has said that it hopes to make Facebook Protect available to highly targeted users in 50 countries by the end of the year. Facebook Protect adds extra security layers such as 2FA.
Facebook is testing a new anti-extremism pop-up among a group of users in the United States. Following the trial, users around the world may begin seeing this message if they've seen extreme posts.
Twitter has announced that it will be adding more labels to state official from G7 countries as well as others which have participated in "information operations" such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Facebook has announced that it's embarking on a journey to reduce the amount of politics-related content users see in their News Feed. Tests will begin in select countries this week.
Microsoft has publicly announced that it is suspending PAC donations, because 20% of its donations in the past four years went to Congress members who voted against the Electoral College.
In response to officials asking people not to travel to Washington DC, Airbnb is canceling all bookings in the metro area throughout the inauguration week. Those who made bookings will be refunded.
Following decisions by Microsoft and Facebook to halt donations to political action committees in the wake of the Capitol siege, Google has also announced that it has decided to make a similar move.
Facebook stated that it is pausing contributions to political action committees after last week's violent events in Washington DC. Microsoft also said that it's freezing its political spending.
Ahead of the U.S. elections scheduled later this year, Facebook has introduced new limitations for publishers that are linked to political entities, including exclusion from the News tab.
Twitter will add labels to accounts tied to key government officials, starting with China, France, Russia, UK, and the U.S. The labels will also apply to state-controlled media entities.
Cumulatively, the firm removed 36 Facebook accounts, 10 Instagram accounts, nine Pages, and nine private groups associated with the white-supremacist Northwest Front (NF) group in the U.S..
YouTube has won its case against PragerU in a U.S. court after the latter alleged that its first amendment rights were being infringed by YouTube's censorship of its right-wing videos.
Facebook has announced that Ad Library will gain several new transparency and control features over the course of the year. One of the features will allow users to reduce the political ads they see.
Social media giant Facebook removed a network of accounts, pages and groups from the platform today. These accounts were run by Russians who hid their identities and meddled in African politics.
The BBC is launching the international version of its website on the dark web in a bid to fight censorship and spread news in areas where it has faced blockages. The website can be accessed via Tor.
The California State Assembly is one step closer to passing a new bill which will make it legally obligatory for companies in the gig economy to recognize their workers as employees.
Apple News has launched a feature today which gives readers detailed information about the U.S. Democratic candidates before the TV debates. It's the latest move by tech firms to fight fake news.
Facebook has announced the global roll out of its Ad Library and Ad Library API. While it wants political advertisers to sign up, it won't be proactively checking ads in many countries.
Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO, is set to meet with Republican lawmakers later this week to discuss the company's future plans for China. Also on the agenda are allegations of bias against conservatives.
At the height of the U.S. travel ban signed last year, Google employees apparently considered making tweaks to search functions in order to counter President Donald Trump's immigration order.
Twitter has partnered up with researchers from Leiden University, Oxford University and the University of Amsterdam to better understand political discourse and hostility on the social media platform.
Today's repeal of net neutrality by the FCC was not a real shocker. Neither is the response, which has consumer groups and politicians rushing to the aid of the beleaguered Title II provision.
Google News will alter its algorithms in order to de-rank RT and Sputnik, according to Eric Schmidt. The company will not completely block the news sources but the move will limit traffic.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau representing Google, Facebook, and Twitter will propose to a House subcommittee that companies self-regulate their ad supply chains, policing them for bad actors.
Apple has recently come under fire from authorities, as well as the public in New Zealand, for selling products worth $4.2 billion NZD in the country, and yet paying no local taxes.
In a bid to shake up Aussie politics, Nathan Spataro and Max Kaye create a new party whose voting would be directly influenced by its participants and potentially supported by blockchain technology.
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FCC has caved to ongoing pressure and will propose strong net neutrality rules that will not allow ISPs to block, throttle or sell prioritization, reclassifying them as a public utility.
Obama said the Sony hack was not an act of war by North Korea, but was a "very costly, very expensive" case of cybervandalism.
President Obama thinks Sony yanking the movie was a mistake and sets a bad precedent, saying "We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here."
Following in the footsteps of Google, Facebook and Yahoo, eBay has left the controversial ALEC, which is known for denying climate change and opposing Internet neutrality and workers' rights.
The team behind Bing has built a new political hub for the upcoming election that aims to help you keep abreast of the election cycle - and it will also put its prediction engine to work too.
Microsoft is reportedly trying to get more politicians to pay for campaign ads that would be shown on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 dashboard via Xbox Live, along with Skype and MSN.
The webpage for Google in Palestine has been attacked by an unknown group, calling for revolution in the disputed lands around Palestine and Israel. How they pulled off the hack is still uncertain.
In what may be the first case of its kind, federal authorities have seized Bitcoins, the all-digital currency, from a South Carolina man for breaching the Controlled Substances Act in the USA.
Germany's federal court has decided the Google auto-complete function can violate user privacy and former President Christian Wulff's wife is being used as the key example of this problem.
While Bill Gates has said before that politics is a path he isn't looking to become active in, he has once again been quizzed on whether the Oval Office would be one he would like to work from.
Microsoft is one of several companies that have donated money for U.S. President Barack Obama's second inauguration, which will take place later this month.