Social networking

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Facebook admits encryption will harm efforts to prevent child exploitation
British MP asks firm why it is introducing end-to-end encryption that will ‘put more children at risk’

Alex Hern UK technology editor

21, Jan, 2021 @3:44 PM

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Von der Leyen: big tech firms need to be reined in despite Trump's exit
Internet giants that spread hate speech and conspiracy theories should face ‘democratic limits’, says European commission president

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

20, Jan, 2021 @5:36 PM

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Facebook under pressure to resume scanning messages for child abuse in EU
Half of referrals for child sexual abuse material could be falling under the radar after changes to EU e-privacy directive

Alex Hern UK technology editor

20, Jan, 2021 @3:57 PM

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Far-right extremists take over UK land sales Facebook page
A Facebook page with 40,000 members created for people buying plots of land has been taken over by rightwing conspiracy theorists

Alex Hern

20, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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One Nation MPs lost more followers than other Australian politicians in Twitter purge of QAnon accounts
Social media company’s action makes a dent in follower count of a number of rightwing Australian politicians

Josh Taylor

20, Jan, 2021 @2:14 AM

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Facebook claims it does not conduct business in Australia in Cambridge Analytica appeal
Social media company aims to avoid liability over Cambridge Analytica scandal by arguing it does not collect or hold data in Australia

Christopher Knaus

19, Jan, 2021 @3:19 AM

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Public Domain review – social-media musical swipes at Facebook
Francesca Forristal and Jordan Paul Clarke’s show supplies sharp satire on influencer culture, but doesn’t dig into bigger issues

Arifa Akbar

18, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Should we celebrate Trump’s Twitter ban? Five free speech experts weigh in
In recent years, the conversation around free speech – and arguments to protect it – have been dominated by the right. Should liberals try and reclaim the value for themselves?

Poppy Noor

17, Jan, 2021 @2:27 PM

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Revealed: Tory MPs and commentators who joined banned app Parler
Nadine Dorries, James Cleverly and Michael Gove joined the platform favoured by Trump supporters

Mark Townsend

17, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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'Law unto themselves': the Australian battle to curb Facebook and Twitter's power
The suspension of Donald Trump’s accounts sparked outrage among conservatives but the prevailing mood is for greater regulation

Paul Karp

16, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The silencing of Trump has highlighted the authoritarian power of tech giants | John Naughton
The US president’s Twitter ban has sparked a furious debate about online opinion, but it’s part of a bigger conversation

John Naughton

16, Jan, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Banning Trump won't fix social media: 10 ideas to rebuild our broken internet – by experts
Away from the vitriol, researchers are investigating concrete steps companies, officials and the rest of us can take to tackle the crisis

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

16, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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