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World leaders, tech execs pledge to curb online violence

Business / Tech May 16, 2019

World leaders, tech execs pledge to curb online violence

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies joined a dozen countries in a global pledge Wednesday to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks. World leaders, led by French President Emmanuel Macron, and ...

Facebook restricts Live feature, citing New Zealand shooting

World May 15, 2019

Facebook restricts Live feature, citing New Zealand shooting

Facebook Inc. said on Tuesday it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of a massacre in New Zealand. A lone gunman killed 51 people at two mosques in the ...

Facebook takes down dodgy Italian accounts ahead of EU election

Business May 13, 2019

Facebook takes down dodgy Italian accounts ahead of EU election

Facebook said on Sunday it had taken down numerous Italian accounts on its platform that were false or were spreading fake news ahead of a European parliamentary election later this month. The European Union has warned of foreign interference in campaigning for the vote of ...

Facebook removes more pages tied to Russian operators

Business May 7, 2019

Facebook removes more pages tied to Russian operators

Facebook on Monday said it removed more pages, groups and accounts that originated in Russia and were being deceptive about who was behind them and what they were up to. The takedown at Facebook and its image-centric social network Instagram was described as part of ...

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan and others for hate speech

Business May 3, 2019

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan and others for hate speech

Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company's ban against hate and violence. The company said Thursday that it has also banned right-wing extremists Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and ...