Facebook rule protects journalists and activists as ‘involuntary’ public figures | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook will count activists and journalists as “involuntary” public figures and so increase protections against harassment and bullying targeted at these groups, its global safety chief said in an interview this week. The social media company, which allows more critical commentary of public figures than of private individuals, is changing Continue Reading

New Leak Reveals Abuse of Pegasus Spyware to Target Journalists Globally – Tempemail

A sweeping probe into a data leak of more than 50,000 phone numbers has revealed an extensive misuse of Israeli company NSO Group’s Pegasus “military-grade spyware” to facilitate human rights violations by surveilling heads of state, activists, journalists, and lawyers around the world. Dubbed the “Pegasus Project,” the investigation is Continue Reading

Israeli Firm Helped Governments Target Journalists, Activists with 0-Days and Spyware – Tempemail

Two of the zero-day Windows flaws patched by Microsoft as part of its Patch Tuesday update earlier this week were weaponized by an Israel-based company called Candiru in a series of “precision attacks” to hack more than 100 journalists, academics, activists, and political dissidents globally. The spyware vendor was also Continue Reading

Don’t feed the trolls? It’s terrible advice for female sports journalists | Sport- Tempemail

My first experience with mass trolling was in 2013. I had recently published a piece that attempted to dispel some of the myths about the behavior of rape victims by sharing, for the first time, my own rape story. I’d written it in response to all the slut‑shaming comments I’d Continue Reading

Journalists recount harrowing attacks amid Capitol riot journalists Donald Trump People capitol AP- Tempemail

Journalists were manhandled, threatened and had their equipment stolen or damaged by supporters of President Donald Trump during this week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. The attacks, including a chilling scene distributed on social media of a photographer for The Associated Press being shoved around, led the Tempemail Press Photographers Continue Reading

iPhones of 36 Journalists Hacked Using iMessage Zero-Click Exploit – Tempemail

Three dozen journalists working for Al Jazeera had their iPhones stealthily compromised via a zero-click exploit to install spyware as part of a Middle East cyberespionage campaign. In a new report published yesterday by University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, researchers said personal phones of 36 journalists, producers, anchors, and executives Continue Reading

What the BBC can learn from its journalists’ use of Twitter | BBC- Tempemail

British journalism has never been held in high esteem by the public, though the BBC and other broadcasters have always been more trusted than the tabloids, and for good reason. In recent years, however, levels of trust in the BBC have fallen across the political spectrum, and particularly on the Continue Reading

BBC journalists question new tougher social-media guidelines that ban them from ‘virtue signalling’- Tempemail

BBC journalists have already poked fun at and questioned new tougher rules on the use of social media, the day the crackdown on personal opinions was introduced. The broadcaster’s staff have been ordered to stop “virtue signalling” or posting “controversial” opinions online, under stricter new guidance on how to use Continue Reading

BBC journalists told not to ‘virtue signal’ in social media crackdown | BBC- Tempemail

BBC journalists have been told to avoid any online “virtual signalling” that could indicate a personal political view, as part of a crackdown on their social media accounts. The new rules announced on Thursday explicitly state that all BBC employees’ social media accounts – even if labelled as a personal Continue Reading

Facebook greatest source of Covid-19 disinformation, journalists say | Facebook- Tempemail

The majority of journalists covering the pandemic say Facebook is the biggest spreader of disinformation, outstripping elected officials who are also a top source, according to an international survey of journalism and Covid-19. The social media platform, which announced this week it was updating its hate speech policy to ban Continue Reading