In expanded crackdown, Facebook increases penalties for rule-breaking groups and their members

In expanded crackdown, Facebook increases penalties for rule-breaking groups and their members

Facebook this morning announced it will increase the penalties against its rule-breaking Facebook Groups and their members, alongside other changes designed to reduce the visibility of groups’ potentially harmful content….

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Facebook to label all COVID-19 vaccine posts with pointer to official info

Facebook will soon label all posts discussing the coronavirus vaccination with a pointer to official information about COVID-19, it said today. It also revealed it has implemented some new “temporary”…

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Big Tech companies cannot be trusted to self-regulate: We need Congress to act

Arisha Hatch Contributor Arisha Hatch is Vice President and Chief of Campaigns at Color Of Change. It’s been two months since Donald Trump was kicked off of social media following…

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Twitter rolls out vaccine misinformation warning labels and a strike-based system for violations

Twitter announced Monday that it would begin injecting new labels into users’ timelines to push back against misinformation that could disrupt the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. The labels, which will…

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Reducing the spread of misinformation on social media: What would a do-over look like?

Evelyn Gosnell Contributor Evelyn Gosnell is a managing director at Irrational Labs, a behavioral research and design consultancy. Richard Mathera Contributor Richard Mathera is a managing director at Irrational Labs,…

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TikTok to flag and downrank ‘unsubstantiated’ claims fact checkers can’t verify

TikTok this morning announced a new feature that aims to combat the spread of misinformation on its platform. In addition to removing videos that are identified to be spreading false…

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Threat of inauguration violence casts a long shadow over social media

As the U.S. heads into one of the most perilous phases of American democracy since the Civil War, social media companies are scrambling to shore up their patchwork defenses for…

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Twitter will force users to delete COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theories

With COVID-19 vaccinations just beginning, Twitter will ramp up its efforts to tamp down conspiracy theories that might discourage people from getting the vaccine. The newly expanded rules apply to…

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Steve Bannon’s show pulled off Twitter and YouTube over calls for violence

Steve Bannon’s show pulled off Twitter and YouTube over calls for violence

Former presidential advisor and right-wing pundit Steve Bannon had his show suspended from Twitter and an episode removed by YouTube after calling for violence against FBI director Christopher Wray and…

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What social networks have learned since the 2016 election

On the eve on the 2020 U.S. election, tensions are running high. The good news? 2020 isn’t 2016. Social networks are way better prepared to handle a wide array of…

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