Judge says Amazon won’t have to restore Parler web service Parler Amazon judge Social Media Donald Trump- Tempemail

Amazon won’t be forced to restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday against a plea to reinstate the fast-growing social media app favored by followers of former President Donald Trump U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle said she wasn’t dismissing Parler’s “substantive underlying claims” against Continue Reading

Banning Trump won’t fix social media: 10 ideas to rebuild our broken internet – by experts | Social media

It was nearing midnight on Tuesday 12 January when the final plank of Donald Trump’s social media platform fell away. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, Snapchat and, finally, YouTube had all come to the same conclusion: that their platforms – multibillion dollar American companies that dominate American political discourse – could Continue Reading

Australian cyber abuse laws won’t address Coalition MPs’ concerns about deplatforming | Social media- Tempemail

New cyber abuse laws will help ensure moderation of social media is applied “fairly and consistently” but do not address concerns from some in the Coalition about deplatforming, the e-safety commissioner has said. Julie Inman Grant made the comments to Guardian Australia, confirming that even with new powers to take Continue Reading

Facts won’t fix this: experts on how to fight America’s disinformation crisis | US politics

At the beginning of 2021, millions of Americans appear to disagree about one of the most basic facts of their democracy: that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. The consequences of Donald Trump’s repeated, baseless claims of voter fraud will come in several waves, researchers who study disinformation say, 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

‘It’s a colony’: Why Texas won’t take Silicon Valley’s crown just yet | Silicon Valley

It didn’t come as a huge surprise when Oracle Corp announced it was moving its headquarters from California to Texas last week. The world’s second largest software company, founded in Silicon Valley in the late 1970s, had already transitioned parts of its 135,000-member workforce to Austin over the last two Continue Reading

Jeff Bezos became even richer thanks to Covid-19. But he still won’t protect Amazon workers | Jeff Bezos

As a former secretary of labor, I often receive Tempemail from workers with job complaints, who apparently believe I still have some authority. But the email I received a few days ago from a worker at Amazon’s Whole Foods delivery warehouse in Industry City, Brooklyn, New York, was particularly distressing. Continue Reading

Facebook oversight board says it ‘won’t shy away’ from tackling Trump-style disinformation | Facebook

The independent body set up by Facebook to review decisions to remove content will eventually need to tackle the issue of how to address politicians such as Donald Trump posting disinformation online, the board’s sole Australian member has said. The oversight board is a body set up by Facebook to Continue Reading

Treasury’s stealth tax ideas on Uber and Airbnb that won’t hurt the masses | Uber

A chancellor who will borrow £394bn this financial year has to come up with a few new ways to raise money, and here’s a Treasury idea that sounds modest but interesting: put VAT on Uber taxi trips and stays in Airbnb properties. It would also seem to pass a basic Continue Reading

Obama says Biden victory won’t be enough to stop US ‘truth decay’- Tempemail

Former president Barack Obama has said that Joe Biden’s victory in the US election will only be the beginning of a reversal of the culture of division and “truth decay” which has accelerated during the presidency of his successor Donald Trump.   Promoting his new memoir in an interview with Continue Reading