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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 25, 2018
Justice Department to weigh consumer protections at social media meeting amid alleged 'shadow banning' of conservatives
The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it will hold a "listening session" with officials from more than a dozen states on Tuesday to discuss consumer protection and the technology industry, an agency official said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 22, 2018
White House order would crack down on Google and Facebook's business practices
The White House has drafted an executive order for President Donald Trump's signature that would instruct federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to open investigations into the business practices of Alphabet Inc.'s Google, Facebook Inc. and other social media companies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 17, 2018
Iran says Twitter shut legitimate accounts but not anti-government ones
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday accused Twitter of closing accounts of "real" Iranians, while allowing anti-government ones backed by the United States.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 13, 2018
Online firms may face EU fine if extremist posts stay up over an hour
The European Union's chief executive on Wednesday proposed hefty fines on Google, Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms if they fail to remove extremist content within one hour.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Sep 10, 2018
Trump nearly sent tweet that could have sparked war with North Korea, Watergate journalist says
Could a single tweet spark a nuclear war? U.S. President Donald Trump may have narrowly avoided such a scenario had he sent out a missive he drafted that North Korea would have seen as a sign of an imminent attack, Watergate journalist Bob Woodward said in an interview Sunday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 7, 2018
Twitter says it has permanently banned Alex Jones and website Infowars for behavior breach
Twitter Inc. said on Thursday that it had permanently banned U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his website Infowars from its platform and Periscope.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 6, 2018
Justice Department probes if social media are 'stifling' speech after Trump, GOP, conspiracy theorists gripe
The U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general will meet this month to discuss concerns that social media platforms are "intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas," the department said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 6, 2018
Facebook, Twitter on defense in U.S. Congress over foreign bids to tilt polls, politics
Top executives from Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. defended their companies in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday over what lawmakers see as a failure to combat continuing foreign efforts to influence U.S. politics.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
Sep 5, 2018
Dog tale bites judge: His tweets muzzled, Japan's 'Judge White Briefs' faces his own trial
Disciplinary hearings for outspoken jurist over a dog-dumping story can only damage Japan's judiciary.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 5, 2018
Facebook, Twitter again face U.S. Congress over politics and the internet
Top Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. executives will defend their companies before U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday, with Facebook insisting it takes election interference seriously and Twitter denying its operations are influenced by politics.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Aug 31, 2018
Chinese state-run media blasts Trump tweets as 'messages from some alternative universe'
Chinese state-run media unleashed an unusually strong rebuttal to tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump, accusing Beijing of hacking former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's email server, blasting the remarks as seemingly "from some alternative universe."
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 29, 2018
Trump's bogus Google claims stir up a tech risk
Trump is wrong on the facts, but his complaints underscore the business threats to tech companies from growing and largely disingenuous complaints by right-wingers.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 25, 2018
Facebook, Twitter and violence are linked
Studies in the U.S. and Germany link Facebook and Twitter with xenophobic crime.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 25, 2018
Twitter CEO to testify before U.S. House panel on Sept. 5 as Trump accuses social media firms of 'silencing millions'
Twitter Inc.'s chief executive will testify before a U.S. House of Representatives committee on Sept. 5, the panel said Friday, after some Republicans raised concerns about social media companies removing content from conservatives.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 22, 2018
Tech giants dismantle global Iranian propaganda push
Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc. collectively removed hundreds of accounts tied to Iranian actors that a cybersecurity firm said on Tuesday were promoting Iran's geopolitical agenda around the world.
BUSINESS
Aug 21, 2018
Trump says it is 'dangerous' for Twitter and Facebook to ban accounts
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that it is "very dangerous" for social media companies like Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. to silence voices on their services.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 14, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg is totally out of his depth
And so are all the big boys of tech.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 14, 2018
Tesla's slow disclosure after Musk's tweet of going private raises governance concerns
Tesla Inc.'s handling of Chief Executive Elon Musk's proposal to take the carmaker private and its failure to promptly file a formal disclosure has raised governance concerns and sparked questions about how companies use social media.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Aug 13, 2018
Tweet requests public understanding for ambulance crews' need to hydrate
Amid a sharp rise in ambulance dispatches caused by this summer's deadly heat waves, a Twitter post by the Nagoya Municipal Fire Department is attracting attention for asking the public to show patience with the ambulance crews' convenience store breaks.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 15, 2018
Abe takes to Twitter to thank leaders for condolences over western Japan rain deaths
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took to Twitter on Sunday, thanking U.S. President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron for offering their condolences a day earlier for those who died in the heavy flooding in western Japan.

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