Facebook will invite French regulators to study its approach to combating hate speech online, marking the latest attempt by governments around the world to figure out ways to thwart toxic content from spreading.
Experts point to a rampant online spread of misleading reports and images about the migrant caravan in Mexico, for example, and the demonstrably false allegations that billionaire George Soros is funding a violent “invasion” of the United States.
Several executives have stayed on the political sidelines, opting not to donate to federal candidates who might advance Silicon Valley’s political agenda — or battle back President Trump.
With the 2018 midterms just days away, Facebook and Twitter are scrambling to stop falsehoods about how, when and where to vote from spreading wildly online.
The tech giants told the Trump administration on Thursday that they oppose any change in federal policy that would define gender on the basis of one’s biological sex at birth.
Some lawmakers questioned whether a decades-old law that protects social media giants from lawsuits might be in need of an overhaul.
The tech industry's talented, well-heeled engineers and entrepreneurs are donating their time and money toward giving Democrats a digital edge, aiding the most distant local candidates and the party's more ambitious quest to snatch control of the U.S. Congress from Republicans' grasp.
The now deleted Facebook account belonging to Cesar Sayoc, the man charged with sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats this week, discussed his “Russian brothers” and posted video links aligned with Russian views on the Syrian war. Sayoc’s Russian-themed discussions began abruptly in 2015. But the meaning and motive of the posts, many of them rambling and hard to understand, are not clear. The Washington Post obtained the posts from a researcher who collected them before Facebook deleted the account.
The social media giant said Friday that it had suspended 82 pages, groups and accounts that had originated in Iran.
In a pair of predawn tweets, the president said Google was silencing conservative media. The company said its searches aren't politically biased.