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8 November 2019

Govts. of India, Russia & Turkey censor social media & blog content the most, according to new research

Author: Paul Bischoff, comparitech.com

"Which government censors the tech giants the most?" 1 Oct 2019...

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10 October 2019

Germany: Suspected gunman in synagogue shooting livestreamed attack on Twitch; platform says it "has a zero-tolerance policy against hateful conduct"

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6 October 2019

Singapore: 'Fake News' law grants temporary exemptions so tech companies can implement compliance measures

Author: Prinyaka Boghani, S&P Global

"Google, Facebook given breathing room as Singapore enacts 'fake news' law," 03 October 2019...

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2 October 2019

YouTube pulls down video spoof of protest anthem ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ over copyright infringement accusations

Author: South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The video-sharing platform YouTube… removed a controversial video version of the protest anthem Glory to Hong Kong with lyrics changed to be supportive of police and disparaging of the anti-government movement....

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9 September 2019
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9 September 2019

USA: Google fined $170 million for violating children's privacy law on Youtube

Author: Natasha Singer and Kate Conger, New York Times

Google agreed... to pay a record $170 million fine and make changes to protect children's privacy on YouTube... The penalty and changes were part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and New York's attorney general, which had accused...

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1 September 2019

Crackdown on Chinese accounts shows US social media giants becoming ‘more proactive’

Author: Simone McCarthy, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The swift crackdown on an alleged disinformation campaign linked to Hong Kong’s anti-government protests shows social media platforms Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are becoming more proactive about dismantling influence operations, according to...

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1 September 2019

Google shuts down 210 Youtube channels posting ‘coordinated’ disinformation about Hong Kong protests

Author: Anthony Cuthbertson, Independent (UK)

Google has removed hundreds of YouTube channels for uploading videos in a “coordinated manner” about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. The technology giant said 210 channels were disabled in order to protect the integrity of its platform, pointing to...

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1 September 2019

Hong Kong: Twitter, Facebook and Youtube crack down on alleged disinformation campaign linked to ongoing protests

Twitter, Facebook and Youtube have all taken actions to crack down on an alleged disinformation campaign that was said to be originating in China and spread disinformation about the ongoing anti-government protests in Hong Kong....

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13 August 2019

Despite bias claims, new data shows that Facebook is still not censoring conservatives

Author: Natalie Martinez, Media Matters for America

CNN reported that President Donald Trump's administration was drafting an executive order calling on the Federal Communications Commission to develop new regulations “clarifying how and when the law protects social media websites when they decide to...

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