Biden says Facebook isn’t ‘killing people’ but Covid misinformation causes harm – video | US news- Tempemail

Joe Biden has tempered his assessment that social media platforms are ‘killing people’ by hosting misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccines, saying that he hoped they would not take it ‘personally’. He added that vaccine misinformation on Facebook can harm people and the point of his rhetoric was to ramp up pressure on Continue Reading

Biden says Covid-19 misinformation is ‘killing people’ – video | Technology- Tempemail

Joe Biden says social media platforms such as Facebook ‘are killing people’ for allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to be posted. ‘Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they’re killing people,’ the US president told reporters at the White House on Friday. Tempemail , Tempmail – Continue Reading

Joe Biden won’t inherit Trump’s millions of Twitter followers | Technology

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Joe Biden will not inherit Donald Trump’s millions of followers on the official president of the United States and White House Twitter accounts when he assumes the presidency, marking a departure from past social media practice, the Democratic president-elect’s team said on Continue Reading

If you think Biden’s administration would rein in big tech, think again | John Naughton | Opinion- Tempemail

Before the US presidential election I wondered aloud if Mark Zuckerberg had concluded that the re-election of Trump might be better for Facebook than a Biden victory. There were several reasons for thinking this. One was the strange way Zuckerberg appeared to be sucking up to Trump: at least one Continue Reading

Manipulated video of Biden mixing up states was shared 1.1m times before being removed | US news

Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter. A doctored video purporting to show Joe Biden addressing a rally and forgetting which state he was in was viewed more than 1.1m times on social media before it was removed from Twitter. “Hello Minnesota,” the Democratic candidate says as he bounds Continue Reading

Facebook leak reveals policies on restricting New York Post’s Biden story | Technology

Facebook moderators had to manually intervene to suppress a controversial New York Post story about Hunter Biden, according to leaked moderation guidelines seen by the Guardian. The document, which lays out in detail Facebook’s policies for dealing with misinformation on Facebook and Instagram, sheds new light on the process that Continue Reading

Europe and America are taking on the tech giants. Britain needs to join the fight | Will Hutton | Opinion

It’s time to address monopoly capitalism and, in particular, monopoly data capitalism, which has been turbo-charged by Covid-19, forcing the world to live and work online. A Joe Biden presidency – increasingly likely – and an EU unhampered by British reluctance to do anything bold to reform or even tax Continue Reading

Twitter softens policy on hacking after row over blocked New York Post story | Technology

Twitter has softened its policies against the sharing of hacked material after the backlash over its decision to block a New York Post story about Joe Biden’s son. Republican senators declared their intention to subpoena the Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey next week, forcing him to explain the decision, after he Continue Reading

Facebook and Twitter restrict controversial New York Post story on Joe Biden | Technology

Facebook and Twitter took steps on Wednesday to limit the spread of a controversial New York Post article critical of Joe Biden, sparking outrage among conservatives and stoking debate over how social media platforms should tackle misinformation ahead of the US election. In an unprecedented step against a major news Continue Reading

Facebook removes Trump campaign ads with misleading claims about refugees | Technology- Tempemail

Facebook has removed a number of ads from the Trump campaign for making misleading and inaccurate claims about Covid-19 and immigration. On Wednesday the social media platform took down the Trump-sponsored advertisements which claimed, without evidence, that accepting refugees would increase Americans’ risk of Covid-19. The ad, which featured a Continue Reading