Tech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformation | Technology

Facebook, Twitter and Google are working with a coalition of governments including the UK and Canada to fight misinformation and conspiracy theories around Covid vaccinations. Formed by the British fact-checking charity Full Fact, the new working group will aim to set cross-platform standards for tackling misinformation – as well as Continue Reading

Benjamin Law: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Culture- Tempemail

First up, I need to come clean: unlike all the fine people who’ve contributed to this series so far, I’m not technically a comedian. Also, I acknowledge that constantly being mistaken for one represents a stain on the Australian comedy industry and I apologise for that – I’m always learning, Continue Reading

Facebook and Twitter CEOs face Senate hearing over handling of 2020 US election – video | US news- Tempemail

The chief executive officers of Twitter and Facebook appear before a US Senate hearing to testify about allegations of anti-conservative bias and their handling of the 2020 election. Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg  face questioning for the second time in as many months, with Republican lawmakers alleging – without evidence Continue Reading

Twitter and Facebook CEOs testify before lawmakers in wake of election – live | Technology

3.30pm GMT 15:30 Senator Richard Blumenthal now speaks. He says these companies have too much power and need to be broken up. Then he touts the EARN IT Act, introduced in 2020, which would roll back Section 230 protections and allow websites to be sued for content hosted on their Continue Reading

Twitter hires veteran hacker Mudge as head of security | Technology

Twitter has appointed one of the world’s most respected hackers as its new head of security in the wake of a humiliating mass attack in July. The company has placed Peiter Zatko in charge of protecting its platform from threats of all varieties, poaching him from the payments startup Stripe. Continue Reading

Twitter and Facebook CEOs to testify on alleged anti-conservative bias | US news

The chief executive officers of Twitter and Facebook are taking the stand Tuesday to testify, again, about allegations of anti-conservative bias on their platforms. Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey were subpoenaed in October to appear at Tuesday’s hearing with the Senate judiciary committee in order to “review the companies’ handling Continue Reading

Social media firms must face sanction for ‘anti-vax content’, demands Labour | World news- Tempemail

Social media companies that fail to act to “stamp out dangerous anti-vaccine content” should be subject to financial and criminal penalties, Labour has demanded. As hopes rise that a vaccine against coronavirus could be ready within weeks, analysis by Labour has revealed that dedicated online groups with hundreds of thousands Continue Reading

Twitter flags ballot conspiracy theory shared by Trump – after it is shared widely | US news

Twitter took more than an hour to flag a highly misleading video shared by Donald Trump, which baselessly pushed claims of ballot fraud and was retweeted more than 70,000 times before the platform took action. The president, who lost the US election to Joe Biden last week, shared a video Continue Reading

The misinformation media machine amplifying Trump’s election lies | US news- Tempemail

The networks have made their calls, world leaders have begun paying their respects, and even Fox News and Rupert Murdoch’s other media outlets appear to have given up the ghost on a second term for Donald Trump. But in a video posted on Facebook on 7 November and viewed more Continue Reading