Romelu Lukaku calls for players’ racism summit with social media giants | Chelsea- Tempemail

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku feels there is a need for football to adopt “stronger positions” than just taking the knee, calling for a players’ summit with social media companies, governments and stakeholders to help combat online racism. Earlier this week, the Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso explained his decision to stop Continue Reading

Social media giants increase global child safety after UK regulations introduced | Social media- Tempemail

TikTok has turned off notifications for children past bedtime, Instagram has disabled targeted adverts for under-18s entirely and YouTube has turned off autoplay for teen users: moves seemingly triggered by Britain introducing a new set of regulations aimed at protecting children online. On Thursday, the UK introduced a new set Continue Reading

A ‘safe space for racists’: antisemitism report criticises social media giants | Social media- Tempemail

There is a serious and systemic failure to tackle antisemitism across the five biggest social media platforms, resulting in a “safe space for racists”, according to a new report. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok failed to act on 84% of posts spreading anti-Jewish hatred and propaganda reported via the Continue Reading

Ofcom chief slams social media giants over Euro 2020 racist messages | Ofcom- Tempemail

The head of Britain’s communications regulator will vow to take on social media firms over their failure to weed out online abuse this week, as she condemns their lack of success in dealing with the racism aimed at three England footballers. The abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Continue Reading

Donald Trump, who sought to silence political foes, plays anti-censorship champion against social media giants- Tempemail

Former President Donald Trump, who has called for political opponents to be fined, fired or even jailed on numerous occasions, is now painting himself as an anti-censorship champion with his new lawsuits against two social media titans. On Thursday, the former president announced action against Facebook and Twitter CEOs Mark Continue Reading

Trump says he will sue social media giants as he pines for lost platform | Donald Trump- Tempemail

Donald Trump, the former US president, held a rambling press conference on Wednesday to announce legal action against Facebook, Twitter and Google, accusing the tech giants of censoring conservative voices. Trump was once an irrepressible, agenda-setting force on social media but, in the wake of the 6 January insurrection, was Continue Reading

Social network giants pledge to tackle abuse of women online | Online abuse- Tempemail

Four of the world’s largest social networks have committed to overhauling their moderation systems to tackle the abuse of women on their platforms. Facebook, Google, Twitter and TikTok have signed up to the pledge, led by the World Wide Web Foundation (WWWF), to fix persistent weaknesses in how they tackle Continue Reading

It’s just pants: ads for skimpy men’s underwear too racy for media giants | Advertising- Tempemail

A male underwear company that had its adverts pulled from social media and an appearance on a morning television show dropped has accused the industry of double standards when it comes to images of semi-clothed male and female bodies. Moot, an underwear retailer set up by Jules Parker – a Continue Reading

Tech giants are happy to do Modi’s bidding in return for access to the Indian market | Facebook

For decades, India was a poster child for democratic development: a poor, sprawling, ethnically diverse country that nevertheless had regular elections and peaceful transfers of power – the hallmarks of a functioning democracy – albeit with the flaws inherent in such a system, including a single dominant party – the Continue Reading

The Guardian view on taxing the tech giants: time to pay up | Tax avoidance

The terrible global cloud that is the Covid-19 pandemic offered the world the glimpse of a silver lining this week. New tax proposals by Joe Biden mean that the economic emergency caused by coronavirus could result in big multinational corporations having to pay the fair amounts of tax they have Continue Reading