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June 6, 2020 10:38 AM

The EU wants to make Google, Facebook and Amazon more accountable

The coronavirus crisis has strengthened the large technology companies in the United States. EU Vice-President Margrethe Vestager would regulate them stronger, especially Google, Facebook and Amazon.

June 6, 2020 10:36 AM

Facebook chief orders review of its content policies

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will review its content policies relating to threats of state use of force, after the chief executive faced a backlash from employees for declining to take action on controversial posts by President Donald Trump.

June 5, 2020 10:29 AM

EU code of practice on disinformation ‘insufficient and unsuitable,’ member states say

A coalition of EU member states (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia) have hit out at the bloc’s efforts to stem the spread of disinformation, calling the self-regulatory framework currently in place “insufficient and unsuitable.”

June 5, 2020 10:27 AM

European Commission wants social media to report monthly on COVID-19 misinformation

Facebook, Google and Twitter will have to provide monthly updates on how they're tackling misinformation connected to COVID-19 under plans to be unveiled on Wednesday by the European Commission, according to four officials and outside experts who have reviewed the proposals.

June 5, 2020 10:24 AM

What a speech controversy at Stanford tells us about Facebook’s Oversight Board

The board’s co-chairman read a passage containing the N-word during class — and the debate that followed foreshadows the speech debates to come.

June 4, 2020 1:15 PM

European Digital Media Observatory launched in Florence to analyse disinformation

The European Digital Media Observatory, which aims to analyse disinformation, was launched in Florence on Monday (1 June). Funded by the EU, it brings together researchers and experts in media literacy.

June 4, 2020 10:21 AM

Facebook adding labels to state-controlled media, including Russian, Chinese outlets

Facebook is adding labels to state-controlled media, including Russian, Chinese and Iranian outlets, the tech giant announced Thursday.

June 4, 2020 10:16 AM

Google attacked for his not so private incognito browsing mode on Chrome

The research’s giant is not properly warning its users being under supervision of its own affiliated companies, even using the Incognito mode.

June 3, 2020 2:38 PM

Trump campaign: Snapchat 'trying to rig' 2020 election

The Trump campaign on Wednesday accused Snapchat of "trying to rig" the 2020 election after the popular social media app said it would no longer promote President Trump's account on the platform in light of his controversial tweet about rioters in the wake of the George Floyd protests.

June 3, 2020 1:11 PM

AI: where are we now and where can we go from here?

What if artificial intelligence, as we understand it today, is based on a decade-old misunderstanding about what intelligence is? And what if some of the problems we’re dealing with can be traced back to that misunderstanding? Computer scientist Stuart Russell, co-author of the most popular AI textbook of our time, explored these questions in a lecture organized by the Alan Turing Institute last week.