Germany plans law to tackle “right-wing extremism”, force Facebook, Gmail and more to hand over passwords

Germany plans law to tackle “right-wing extremism”, force Facebook, Gmail and more to hand over passwords

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.

Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts

Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts

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.

Charles Koch and George Soros team up with Patreon, Mozilla, Pinterest and more to stamp out “hate” online

Charles Koch and George Soros team up with Patreon, Mozilla, Pinterest and more to stamp out “hate” online

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”.

Austria draft law would require real names for internet comments

Austria draft law would require real names for internet comments

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.

Google’s lobbying spending set new records in 2018

Google’s lobbying spending set new records in 2018

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.

32 Civil Rights Groups Lose Faith in Facebook, Call for Significant Reforms to its Board

32 Civil Rights Groups Lose Faith in Facebook, Call for Significant Reforms to its Board

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.

Zuckerberg: Clean up WhatsApp!

Zuckerberg: Clean up WhatsApp!

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.

Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

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.

The Good Censor - GOOGLE LEAK

The Good Censor - GOOGLE LEAK

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.