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Elizabeth Culliford
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 11, 2022
Kremlin balks at Meta's policy shift on violent language in posts
Internal emails indicate a possible change to Meta Platforms' hate speech policy and allowance of language calling for violence against Russian invaders and Vladimir Putin.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 28, 2022
Facebook owner Meta says Ukraine's military and politicians targeted in hacking campaign
Meta Platforms attributed the hacking efforts to a group known as Ghostwriter, which it said successfully gained access to the targets' social media accounts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 28, 2022
As Russia invades Ukraine, Moscow battles Big Tech to control the narrative
As Russian missiles rained down on Ukrainian cities, another battle to control the narrative took place online and over the airwaves.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 24, 2022
Meta's Mark Zuckerberg unveils AI projects aimed at building metaverse future
Zuckerberg is betting that the metaverse, a futuristic idea of virtual environments where users can work, socialize and play, will be the successor to the mobile internet.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Feb 23, 2022
Spotify's Joe Rogan saga highlights the challenges of moderating podcasts
Podcasting's open, accessible nature is a key feature of the medium, but for some in the industry the difficulty of moderating content isn't a license not to.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 15, 2022
'Vladdy daddy please no war...': Russia-Ukraine tensions loom large on social media
Gen Z is turning to TikTok and Instagram to hash over the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, while TikTok has become a source for researchers tracking Moscow's buildup.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 26, 2022
Japan leads pack as Twitter sees record number of government demands to remove content
The platform said governments made 43,387 legal demands for the removal of content from 196,878 accounts over a six-month period.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 2, 2021
Facebook and Instagram remove Chinese network over fake COVID-19 claims
The claims targeted English-speaking audiences in the United States and Britain and Chinese-speaking audiences in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Tibet.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 26, 2021
Facebook knew about abusive content globally but failed to act, documents show
The company hasn't hired enough workers who possess both the language skills and knowledge of local events needed to identify objectionable posts in a number of countries.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 19, 2021
Facebook's Neighborhoods feature faces crowded niche market and profiling concerns
Facebook, which is rolling out the feature in four U.S. cities, is already playing catch-up in the red-hot market for local social apps.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Jan 30, 2021
GameStop's 'Reddit rally' puts scrutiny on social media forums
Social media services restrict discussions about weapons, drugs and other illegal activity, but their rules do not specifically mention another lucrative regulated good: stocks.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 21, 2021
'No plan, no Q, nothing': QAnon followers reel as Biden inaugurated
In one Telegram channel with more than 18,400 members, QAnon believers were split between those still urging others to 'trust the plan' and those saying they felt betrayed.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Jan 17, 2021
Law enforcement scrutiny drives U.S. extremists into internet's dark corners
Officials warn that online chatter could include early warning signals of planned attacks around the inauguration of Joe Biden in Washington on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jan 9, 2021
Facebook and Twitter crackdown around U.S. Capitol siege is too little, too late
For weeks, content on big tech platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well as upstart fringe social networks foretold the storming of the U.S Capitol.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 7, 2020
Facebook’s dilemma: How to police claims about unproven virus vaccines
Since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus an international health emergency in January, Facebook Inc. has removed more than 7 million pieces of content with false claims about the virus that could pose an immediate health risk to people who believe them.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 30, 2020
Reddit bans 'The_Donald' forum amid broad social media crackdown
Social media site Reddit on Monday shut down r/The_Donald, a forum which long served as a popular online home base for fans of President Donald Trump, saying it violated the site's hate speech rules.

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