Petition to ban racists from football matches for ever nears 1m signatures | Race- Tempemail

A petition to permanently ban racists from football matches has reached almost one million signatures in just 24 hours. Football fans Shaista Aziz, Amna Abdullatif and Huda Jawad created the petition on Monday in response to racist abuse aimed at England footballers Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho after Continue Reading

Nigerian government threatens to rein in press after Twitter ban | Nigeria- Tempemail

Media organisations in Nigeria have expressed alarm as the government prepares to follow its controversial ban on Twitter with wider regulations reining in the press and social media companies. A new amendment proposed by lawmakers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressive Congress party would allow the government to determine a Continue Reading

This is why Facebook and Twitter shouldn’t ban Trump- Tempemail

Do you have to be a full-on MAGA hat-wearing conspiracy theorist to find Donald Trump’s absence from social media a bit disturbing? For such an obviously important figure, and one who retains much influence in American politics, and thus global politics, it just doesn’t feel right that Facebook has confirmed Continue Reading

Trump’s Facebook ban should not be lifted, network’s oversight board rules | Facebook

Donald Trump’s Facebook account should not be reinstated, the social media giant’s oversight board said on Wednesday, barring an imminent return to the platform. However, the board has punted the final decision over Trump’s account back to Facebook itself, suggesting the platform make a decision in six months regarding what Continue Reading

Florida wants to ban social media sites from deplatforming political candidates- Tempemail

Republicans in Florida have approved legislation to punish social media companies for exercising their rights as private companies to ban and deplatform voices that violate their user guidelines. Governor Ron DeSantis, a loyal ally to Donald Trump – who was banned by Twitter and several other social media platforms in Continue Reading

‘Facebook isn’t interested in countries like ours’: Azerbaijan troll network returns months after ban | Facebook

Facebook has allowed a state-backed harassment campaign targeting independent news outlets and opposition politicians in Azerbaijan to return to its platform, less than six months after it banned the troll network. A Guardian investigation has revealed how Facebook allowed an arm of Azerbaijan’s ruling party, the YAP, to carry out Continue Reading

Twitter could Ban Users with COVID-19 Misinformation Strike System – Tempemail

Image sourced from Mission Statement Academy Twitter will start labelling tweets that violate its COVID-19 guidance policy – this essentially includes content containing misinformation about the virus as well as vaccines. Since introducing its COVID-19 guidance, Twitter has removed more than 8,400 Tweets and challenged 11.5 million accounts worldwide.  The new Continue Reading

What Facebook’s Australia news ban could mean for its future in the US | Facebook

Facebook’s dramatic decision last week to block news from being shared to its users in Australia is already seeing global legislative aftershocks and may present new challenges for the company in the US. Facebook in mid-February banned Australian news organizations from posting content on the platform and barred users based Continue Reading

UK culture secretary warns Facebook after news ban in Australia | Facebook

The UK culture secretary has said Facebook’s recent decision to ban Australian users from accessing news on its platform was concerning, and said the firm was “putting its bottom line above the public interest”. Oliver Dowden suggested he was minded to pursue tougher regulation after a meeting on Thursday night Continue Reading