‘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

Facebook ‘over-enforced’ Australia news ban, admits Nick Clegg | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook “erred on the side of over-enforcement” in removing links to hundreds of non-media organisations in Australia, Nick Clegg has admitted, in a blogpost defending the social media company’s short-lived news ban there. The former UK deputy prime minister, who is now Facebook’s vice-president of global affairs and communications, said Continue Reading

Facebook reverses Australia news ban after government makes media code amendments | Australian media

Facebook will restore Australian news pages in the next few days after the government agreed to more amendments to the media bargaining code that makes the social network and Google pay for news. On Thursday Facebook blocked all news on its platform in Australia, and inadvertently blocked information and government Continue Reading

Facebook news ban hits more than 250 Australian arts organisations | Facebook

Australian arts and cultural organisations and venues are scrambling to plead their case with Facebook to have their sites restored after they were caught up in the social media giant’s blanket ban on publishing news. More than 250 cultural organisations woke on Thursday to find their Facebook pages had been Continue Reading

Facebook’s Australia ban threatens to leave Pacific without key news source | World news

Facebook’s ban on Australian news will cut off a vital source of authoritative information for the Pacific region, government and industry analysts have warned. Across the Pacific, thousands have found their access to news blocked, or severely limited, after the tech giant wiped all news on the platform in Australia Continue Reading

Facebook blocks health departments, charities and its own pages in botched Australia news ban | Facebook- Tempemail

The Bureau of Meteorology, state health departments, the Western Australian opposition leader, charities, and Facebook itself are among those to have been blocked on Facebook in Australia as a result of the company’s wide-ranging ban on sharing or viewing news. . On Thursday morning, Facebook began preventing Australian news sites Continue Reading

Facebook board set to rule on Trump ban reverses four content removal cases | Facebook

Facebook’s oversight board, the “supreme court” set up by the company to relieve Mark Zuckerberg of having the final say over moderation, has issued its first decisions, overturning the social network’s choices on four of the five first cases it has heard. The cases, all of which were appeals to Continue Reading