Social media platform Twitter permanently banned the account of President Donald Trump on Friday following the unfortunate events that took place at the US Capitol on Wednesday.“As Twitter notes, letting Trump continue to post tweets, Facebook posts and YouTube videos for his white nationalist supporters risks ‘further incitement of violence,'” Naing said.
Proposals to prosecute individuals for hate crimes based on what they discuss in their own homes need to be more widely debated, free speech organisations have said.
Despite this established web browser model, The official reason given by Google for the removal of Fediverse apps is that these apps can be used to access servers which have microblogs or other content which are dedicated to hate speech.
Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech.
Civil liberties groups, grassroots activists, multinational corporations and network operators like my group, the Canadian Internet Regulatory Authority (CIRA), have banded together to boycott the social media giant for its failure to curb the spread of fake news, misinformation and hate speech on its platform.
While some countries that have adopted privacy preserving contact tracing apps have seen success, those that wanted to collect data have run into problems.The Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS posted a job listing for private contractor help in tracing privacy coins.
“Facebook has not, as of this writing, reversed the decisions about the Trump posts and the auditors are deeply troubled by that because of the precedent they establish for other speakers on the platform and the ways those decisions seem to gut policies the auditors and the civil rights community worked hard to get to adopt.”.
The new legal act against hate speech will have a profound impact on freedom of speech of users, and may inspire the EU’s ongoing work to reform the rules governing online platforms through the so-called Digital Services Act. On May 18, 60 French senators filed a challenge with the French Supreme Court against the Avia Bill before its promulgation, and after it passed in the National Assembly on May 13, 2020.
However, the proposed new bill doesn't make it clear how platforms would be able to turn over securely encrypted passwords to the authorities, as the text doesn't go into the specifics, although it does mention that “all” data sources available internally must be included when complying with an order.
PARIS (Reuters) - In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges, France’s minister for digital affairs Cedric O said on Tuesday.
Pinterest insider, Eric Cochran, who exposed internal blacklist speaks out - calls big tech companies “dark censorship bureaus”. Pinterest insider, Eric Cochran, who exposed internal blacklist speaks out - calls big tech companies “dark censorship bureaus”.
There's even a potential conflict of interest -- the law might protect the ruling party's junior partner in government, the populist Freedom Party, from having to curb hate speech on its sites.
People on the right are suspicious of the left-leaning corporate cultures at most major technology companies, and they're particularly concerned about how Facebook and Google could use their control over major social media platforms to squelch conservative viewpoints.
Posted on by WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of many scandals highlighting the use of Facebook’s platforms to stoke racial, religious, and cultural animus, 31 diverse civil rights groups are now demanding core institutional reforms to Facebook’s board of directors to be more independent, accountable of senior leadership, and capable of understanding the civil rights and privacy implications for how its platforms are used.
CEO Zuckerberg sat back as rich companies illegally spent millions to flood the messaging platform with fake news and hate speech -- until the country trusted a fringe fascist more than anyone else.
Tim Berners-Lee, a London-born computer scientist who invented the Web in 1989, said he was disappointed with the current state of the internet, following scandals over the abuse of personal data and the use of social media to spread hate.
From elections and political propaganda, trolls and gendered bigotry, to hate speech and religious extremism, Bots and troll farms lash out at free thought and controversial opinion, while faceless users attack each other without empathy. Free speech becomes a social, economic and political weapon.