I told you Facebook was bad – I even posted cartoons about it on Facebook | First Dog on the Moon

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Facebook moderators ‘told not to discuss working conditions’ | Facebook

Facebook has been accused of using nondisclosure agreements to try to build a “wall of secrecy” and prevent its moderators from discussing working conditions with Leo Varadkar, the Irish tánaiste (deputy PM). The moderators claim that Facebook warned them they could not break a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) they had signed Continue Reading

Mikel Arteta told Arsenal of online threats to his family | Arsenal- Tempemail

Mikel Arteta says his family have received threats this season and that it is vital football is given better protection against online abuse. The Arsenal manager is the latest high-profile Premier League figure to reveal he has been affected by threatening behaviour, a day after Newcastle’s Steve Bruce said he Continue Reading

Take action on MPs supporting Covid conspiracy figures, PM told | World news- Tempemail

Boris Johnson has been urged to act after two more Conservative MPs were linked to figures spreading Covid conspiracy theories or making discredited claims. Last week it emerged that Desmond Swayne, a former Tory minister, encouraged anti-lockdown street protesters to “persist” and suggested NHS capacity figures were being “manipulated” to Continue Reading

Davina McCall replies to online troll who told her to ‘cover up’ because she is ‘wrinkly’- Tempemail

Davina McCall has been praised on social media for her response to an online troll who told her she was too “wrinkly” to wear the gown she wore on Saturday’s episode of The Masked Singer, on which she is a judge. Ahead of the programme, the 53-year-old shared a photograph Continue Reading

‘No more monkey selfies’: scientists told images could drive illegal pet trade | Environment- Tempemail

Celebrity primatologists and scientists have been urged not to post selfies with chimpanzees, orangutans and other primates on social media to help conservation efforts for threatened species. Cuddling baby monkeys on camera and sharing Instagram posts interacting with primates at sanctuaries is strongly discouraged under new guidelines aimed at scientists, Continue Reading

Google told scientists to use ‘a positive tone’ in AI research, documents show | Technology

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Google this year moved to tighten control over its scientists’ papers by launching a “sensitive topics” review, and in at least three cases requested authors refrain from casting its technology in a negative light, according to internal communications and interviews with researchers 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

Social media not removing people smugglers’ pages, MPs told | Law- Tempemail

Facebook, YouTube and other social media organisations have refused to shut down many pages understood to be used by networks for people smuggling, despite requests from Home Office staff and police trying to crack down on human trafficking rings, MPs heard today. At the start of an investigation into the Continue Reading

Google and Facebook should pay to use ABC and SBS content, ACCC told | Australian media

Google and Facebook should pay to use ABC and SBS content as well as news produced by commercial media, public interest journalism advocates have told the competition watchdog. The funds collected from the digital platforms should be used to to set up an independent public interest journalism fund rather than Continue Reading