Category: Social Networking

YouTube BANS supremacist and hoax content from its platform as it unveils new rules on hate speech and ‘harmful misinformation’

YouTube BANS supremacist and hoax content from its platform as it unveils new rules on hate speech and ‘harmful misinformation’

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL YouTube has unveiled a more rigorous plan to curb hate speech, extremist views, and false content on its platform amid mounting criticism over its handling of potentially harmful videos. In a blog post published Wednesday, the firm said it will be […]

Twitter Admits To ‘Inadvertently’ Collecting, Sharing Location Data Due To “Bug”

Twitter Admits To ‘Inadvertently’ Collecting, Sharing Location Data Due To “Bug”

Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL Twitter announced on Monday that it ‘inadvertently” collected and shared iOS location data due to a software bug. In a blog post, the company admitted: “We have discovered that we were inadvertently collecting and sharing iOS location data with one of our trusted […]

Facebook ‘directed massive lobbying campaign at politicians around the world and called Irish PM a ‘great friend’ in battle against new data privacy laws’

Facebook ‘directed massive lobbying campaign at politicians around the world and called Irish PM a ‘great friend’ in battle against new data privacy laws’

Bryony Jewel | The Daily Mail | Source URL Facebook tried to influence politicians including George Osborne during a lobbying campaign against new data privacy laws. Documents seen by the Observer and Computer Weekly reveal that the social media giant tried to influence countries including Canada, Brazil and all 28 EU […]

Facebook is ‘actively suppressing posts from conservative media sources’, whistle-blower claims

Facebook is ‘actively suppressing posts from conservative media sources’, whistle-blower claims

Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL An ex-Facebook employee claims the social media platform is censoring content from some conservative publishers and commentators. The California-based social media giant has been accused of using software manipulation or ‘special features’ to ‘deboost’ traffic to certain sites and individuals, especially […]

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

Kevin Roose | The New York Times | Source URL Last month, the YouTube star Shane Dawson uploaded his new project: a 104-minute documentary, “Conspiracy Theories With Shane Dawson.” In the video, set to a spooky instrumental soundtrack, Mr. Dawson unspooled a series of far-fetched hypotheses. Among them: that iPhones […]