Defamation law reform is on the horizon. Social media companies may be held more liable for what they publish. But this could come at the expense of everyday users.
Twitter's proposed policy would result in the prolific spread of fabricated, but highly realistic images and videos. This could allow widespread misinformation on the platform.
Media companies are mad as hell at tech giants and don’t want to take it anymore. But what choice do they have?
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No wonder that, according to a new international survey, media companies are increasingly unhappy with their lot. In this episode we hear from the survey's author, Robert Whitehead.
The order requires Facebook, Twitter and Google to remove certain content globally, based on it being defamatory under India's local law.
Sometimes it feels like everybody on social media is fighting about what's "right" and what's "wrong". Well, figuring out why we all have such unique opinions is now helping experts tackle fake news.
People know about Facebook's problems, but assume they are largely immune – even while they imagine that everyone else is very susceptible to influence.
Being seen to lead is clearly an important political aspect of managing online content. But internet regulation must focus on creating policy that is clear, accountable, balanced and open to appeals.
As countries are calling for laws to control extremism online, it is becoming clear that defining the line between hate speech and free speech is a complex challenge.
Children can't handle watching livestreamed massacres – and adults shouldn't have to.
Tech firms should be forced to reassess how they impact society under existing EU law.
Facebook has been acting irresponsibly and selfishly, and promising to do better without actually improving. But that's not the whole story: The company has some positive qualities, too.
New research into the Greek crisis from 2012-16 compared how tweets and traditional news affected bond yields among countries in the eurozone peripheries.
Facebook retired its 'Move fast and break things' slogan – perhaps because, as new research from Brazil confirms, democracy is among the things left broken by online misinformation and fake news.