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August 25, 2020 2:19 PM

New ideas for fighting COVID-19 misinformation

The human rights non-profit organization Avaaz recently published a study examining the prevalence of health-related fake news on Facebook.

August 6, 2020 4:33 PM

A post of the American President deleted by Facebook

It is the first time a post (a video) of Donald Trump has been entirely deleted by Facebook. In this video, Donald Trump affirms that children are almost completely protected from the coronavirus. Facebook justified the removal of the video by saying it is a source of disinformation about pathogens. This is against the firm’s policy concerning this topic.

August 1, 2020 1:56 PM

Unjustified censorship hurts the freedom of expression

The chairman of the data protection authority proposed the legislation of social media.

July 29, 2020 2:59 PM

Twitter temporarily suspends Donald Trump Jr’s account

Twitter said that it ordered the president’s son to delete a misleading tweet featuring a viral video showing a group of doctors making misleading and false claims about the coronavirus pandemic.

July 27, 2020 3:24 PM

The CEOs of tech giants to testify in front of the antitrust committee in the U.S.

This Wednesday, leaders of four great American tech companies will face the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law to prove that their operations do not break American antitrust law.

July 22, 2020 2:11 PM

Have we given the tech giants the keys to our privacy and our medical secrets?

For months, the world has been asking: how can we avoid a resurge of the pandemic, which would be catastrophic for our economies and well-being? Part of the answer lies in establishing a screening and tracking system for people who have been exposed, in order to prevent them from infecting those around them in turn.

July 22, 2020 2:09 PM

Opinion: Why EU must limit political micro-targeting

It has become a standard feature of political campaigning in the EU to use ads on social media to reach voters and supporters.

July 18, 2020 2:06 PM

Google takes off advertisements from websites spreading fake news concerning the coronavirus

Google takes off advertisements from websites spreading fake news concerning the coronavirus. Furthermore, it will not allow this kind of fake news to appear as advertisements and could even withdraw all the money for advertisements from these websites.

July 16, 2020 1:24 PM

The Court of Justice invalidates the EU-US personal data transfer agreement

The Court of Justice of the European Union invalidated the data protection agreement between the EU and the United States, which recognized the American data protection regulations’ adequacy, allowing the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. In a ruling concerning Facebook, the Luxembourg-based court ruled that national legislators should take stricter measures to protect privacy when transferring user data.

July 16, 2020 1:22 PM

The European Commission’s disastrous day

Rarely has a ruling of the EU’s General Court been as brutal a beating for the Commission as Wednesday’s nixing of a decision that had been hailed as a keystone in efforts to tax Big Tech and stop countries offering special deals to multinationals. The judges outright annulled the Commission’s 2016 decision, which would have forced Ireland to claim back a stately amount of €13 billion from Apple in back taxes, plus interest.