Online media industry

April 23, 2019 - 7:40 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is praising Facebook, Google and Twitter for tackling disinformation while urging the social media giants to do more in clamping down on fake accounts. Under an EU code of conduct, the three companies report routinely on their efforts to stop election interference...
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April 19, 2019 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information. Discussions between Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission officials about...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, construction workers build one of the Facebook data center buildings in Los Lunas, N.M. A powerful regulatory authority in New Mexico decided Tuesday, April 16, 2019, it is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for the construction of a new transmission line, a move that the social media giant says could affect its long-term operations in the state. (Marla Brose/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
April 18, 2019 - 3:53 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction for its data center — a move the social media giant says it was not expecting. The Public Regulation Commission's on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo, media and guests tour Facebook offices in Cambridge, Mass., building. Facebook says it is rolling out a wide range of updates aimed at combatting the spread of false and harmful information on the social media site. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
April 10, 2019 - 4:11 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook said Wednesday it is rolling out a wide range of updates aimed at combatting the spread of false and harmful information on the social media site — stepping up the company's fight against misinformation and hate speech as it faces growing outside pressure. The...
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In this Monday, April 8, 2019, photo, a customer watches election campaign advertisements on his mobile phone outside a shop in New Delhi, India. From manipulated pictures being picked up by mainstream news media, to misrepresented quotes sparking communal division, false news and hateful propaganda on digital platforms are at peak levels in the run-up to the Indian general elections (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
April 10, 2019 - 4:44 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi shop owner Ram Shankar Rai spends at least two hours a day going through political news and videos shared with him on social media. Rai looked intently at a flurry of videos and photos on WhatsApp about an Indian airstrike in Pakistan, including pictures labeled as...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018 file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. The European Commission says Facebook has changed the fine print in its terms of service to clearly explain that it makes money by selling access to users' data. The commission said Tuesday, April 9, 2019 that the social media giant modified its terms after discussions that included consumer protection authorities. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 09, 2019 - 8:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook has changed the fine print in its terms of service to clearly explain to users that it makes money by using their data, the European Commission said Tuesday. The social media giant modified its terms and conditions to better inform users what they are signing up for, the...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. The U.K. for the first time on Monday April 8, 2019, proposed direct regulation of social media companies, with senior executives potentially facing fines if they fail to block damaging content such as terrorist propaganda or images of child abuse. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
April 08, 2019 - 6:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn. Britain called for a first-of-its-kind watchdog for social media that...
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FILE - This April 26, 2017 file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twitter said Thursday April 4, 2019, it has stopped blocking French government ads calling on people to vote after it came under fire from authorities for being overzealous in applying a law aimed at banning fake news. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 04, 2019 - 9:52 am
PARIS (AP) — Twitter said Thursday it has stopped blocking French government ads calling on people to vote after it came under fire from authorities for being overzealous in applying a law aimed at banning fake news. The social media company modified its policy after executives met with French...
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Australia's Attorney-General Christian Porter, left, and Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield hold a press conference at Parliament House, in Canberra, Wednesday, April 4, 2019. Australia's Parliament passed legislation that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream violent images such as the New Zealand mosque shootings. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 2:24 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Parliament passed legislation on Thursday that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream real violence such as the New Zealand mosque shootings. Critics warn that some of the most restrictive laws about online communication in the...
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April 04, 2019 - 1:58 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia hopes its new laws that threaten prison and major fines for social media executives who fail to quickly remove violent livestreaming from their platforms will become a model for other countries. The government has described its response to the March 15 gun...
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