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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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29 July 2019

Philippines: Report highlights psychological distress outsourced social media content moderators experience

Author: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Jeanne Whalen & Regine Cabato, Washington Post

"Content moderators at YouTube, Facebook and Twitter see the worst of the web — and suffer silently", 25 July 2019 ...

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21 May 2019
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Author: Guilherme Pavarin, The Intercept Brasil (Brazil)

“Como a milícia digital bolsonarista resgatou sua máquina de fake news para atacar universitários”, 15 de maio de 2019...

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21 May 2019

Eight companies & 17 govts. support Christchurch Call to address terrorist & violent extremist content; civil society expresses concerns with the process

On 15 May 2019, 8 companies, 17 governments, and the European Commission adopted the Christchurch Call, a voluntary commitment to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online. This call was proposed two months after terrorist attacks at two...

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30 April 2019

Commentary: Content moderation by social media companies should be more transparent & aligned with human rights norms

Author: Jillian C. York & Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier Foundation

"Content moderation is broken. Let us count the ways." 29 April, 2019...

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30 April 2019
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Author: Economia Digital (España)

“Estrellas infantiles de Youtube: "Si ganas dinero no es un juego"”, 26 de abril de 2019...

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5 April 2019

Australia passes law penalising social media platforms for violent content; civil society raises concerns re human rights impacts

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