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Meet the Indian on Facebook's oversight board which will police content on Facebook and Instagram

Comprising independent members from around the world, the board also has a seat for Sudhir Krish…

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A controversial YouTuber whose house went up in flames may have been targeted by a criminal gang, police say

Jordan Shanks-Markovina, better known as friendlyjordies on YouTube, is currently under police prot…

Lindsay Dodgson   


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Congress reportedly dropped a controversial media bill after Facebook threatened to remove news from its app in the US

Meta in a statement on Monday called the proposed bill "ill-judged," and said it was being forced "…

Sawdah Bhaimiya   


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Elon Musk says many big advertisers are the 'greatest oppressors' of free speech after several pull ads from X in antisemitism controversy

Elon Musk sparked controversy after appearing to endorse an antisemitic post on the platform X.

Alia Shoaib   


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Republicans are still content with Twitter, despite months of tumult under Elon Musk and a bizarre 'X' rebrand

"Are we calling it 'X' now? I don't understand that part of it," said GOP Rep. Nancy Mace, who rema…

Bryan Metzger   


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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly intervened after a Facebook employee posted a controversial defense of police in the wake of Kenosha shootings

The post about "well-intentioned law enforcement officers who have been victimized by society's con…

Tyler Sonnemaker   


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I watched Meta's controversial 'Surviving 9/11' and found it stomach churning. But it's not what people think it is.

Twitter users have been up in arms about a "Surviving 9/11: 27 Hours Under the Rubble" booth at SXS…

Ben Bergman   


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Facebook announced the first 20 members of its oversight board that will decide what controversial content is allowed on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook's oversight board will act as a "supreme court," making rulings about controversial posts …

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Facebook's first-ever movie premiere is a controversial 9/11 documentary

"The Outsider," a documentary about the construction of New York's 9/11 Museum, is the first film e…

Hannah Towey   


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Facebook's much-hyped oversight board that can overrule even CEO Mark Zuckerberg likely won't make any decisions until after Election Day

With less than two weeks until Election Day, it's unlikely the new board will be making any decisio…

Paige Leskin   


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Facebook employees worried an algorithm change in the middle of Trump's presidency would push sensationalistic and divisive content, a new report says

Facebook graded posts - 1 point for "likes," 5 points for reactions, like angry emojis - to decide …

Katie Canales   


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Facebook has struck a deal to pay Rupert Murdoch's News Corp for news content in Australia

The three-year deal gives Facebook access to News Corp publications such as The Australian newspape…

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India's Supreme Court observes that OTT platforms are showing pornography and proposes screening of online content

The Supreme Court of India has observed that online content on over-the-top (OTT) platforms should …

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The EU adopted a law making tech companies delete 'terrorist content' within one hour

European Parliament adopted the law despite opposition from several lawmakers and experts who warne…

Sinéad Baker   


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Why Facebook blocked all news content in Australia - and why Google didn't

Here's what you need to know about Australia's media code - an effort to make social media companie…

Tyler Sonnemaker   


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Facebook removed a Trump campaign ad containing a symbol once used by Nazis because it violated a policy against 'organized hate'

The ad features a photo of an upside-down red triangle, a symbol activists say Nazis once used to m…

Paige Leskin   


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Facebook had a very unsuccessful week in its fight against misinformation and hate speech

Facebook said it "has to get better." But despite a recent purge of conspiracy and white supremacy …

Tyler Sonnemaker   


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Facebook removed a Trump post because it violated the company's policies banning 'harmful COVID misinformation'

Facebook reportedly said this was the first time it had taken down a post by President Donald Trump…

Tyler Sonnemaker