Facebook to block Australian publishers and users from sharing or viewing news | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it would restrict publishers and users in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content. The move comes in response to Australia’s proposed Media Bargaining law, which would force Facebook and Alphabet, Google’s parent company, to pay publishers for content, Facebook said in Continue Reading

Amazon seeks to block workers from voting by Tempemail in landmark union drive | Amazon

Amazon is attempting to force workers planning to unionize at an Alabama warehouse to vote in person rather than by Tempemail as it fights off a landmark attempt by its staff to organize. The company is appealing against a ruling by a Tempemail Labor Relations Board (NLRB) officer to permit Continue Reading

Russian parliament backs bills enabling Moscow to block US social media | Russia- Tempemail

Russia could gain powers to restrict access to US social media companies if they “discriminate” against Russian media and levy big fines on platforms that do not delete banned content, under bills passed by the parliament’s lower house. The authors of the two bills said infractions by YouTube and Facebook Continue Reading

Coalition bill would block online platforms still hosting harmful content 24 hours after takedown notices | Online abuse- Tempemail

Internet service providers, social media companies and other online platforms will need to remove severely harmful, abusive or bullying content within 24 hours or risk being blocked, under the federal government’s proposed online safety legislation. Currently, takedown notices for image-based abuse, cyber-abuse, cyberbullying, and seriously harmful online content needs to Continue Reading

‘Nobody can block it’: how the Telegram app fuels global protest | Social media

One Sunday in August, two weeks after Belarus’s authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko declared an implausibly decisive victory in presidential elections, I joined a crowd of around 100,000 people as it moved through central Minsk. Protest in Belarus was no longer the domain of a few hundred hardy opposition figures, and Continue Reading

Facebook’s threat to block Australians from sharing news is a premature overreaction | Allan Fels | Opinion

Within the lively debate – some might even call it a “shouting match” – about the ACCC’s draft news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code, the issue at the core of its development is in danger of losing its way. The need for the code is that the digital Continue Reading

Turkish MPs to vote on bill that could block Facebook and Twitter | World news- Tempemail

Turkey’s parliament is preparing to vote on a bill that would effectively block sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube unless they comply with strict new regulations, as Ankara significantly steps up its efforts to control social media content. The draft legislation would force social media companies with more than Continue Reading

Why did it take so long for Reddit and Facebook to block racist groups? | Siva Vaidhyanathan | Opinion- Tempemail

This week, in a matter of just 48 hours, several social media companies made major changes to how their platforms are and can be used. Reddit deleted a group, or “subreddit”, called “The Donald” that was known for encouraging targeted harassment and hate speech. YouTube banned videos from white supremacists Continue Reading

Majority of Australians say social media platforms should block misleading political ads | Media- Tempemail

A majority of Australians surveyed about their attitudes to the changing media landscape (58%) believe social media platforms should block misleading political advertisements, while a quarter think there should not be curbs because determining truth is not the role of technology companies. The finding is part of a respected annual Continue Reading

Amazon to block police use of facial recognition for a year – Security – Software- Tempemail

Amazon is putting a year-long “moratorium” on police use of its Rekognition facial recognition technology. “We’re implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of Amazon’s facial recognition technology,” the company said on its dayone blog. “We’ve advocated that governments should put in place stronger regulations to govern the ethical use Continue Reading