Beijing Updates Internet Regulation To Include Wide Swath Of Services

China is making a comprehensive upgrade to its internet services regulation, giving the 20-year-old rules teeth as Beijing authorities seek to crack down on harmful online activities and fake news. The Cyberspace Administration of China published on Friday a draft of the updated version of its Regulation on Internet Information Service to solicit public feedback. […]

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Only Half The World’s Population Has Access To Internet

COVID-19 and the Great Lockdown triggered a mass migration from analog to digital and highlighted that access to the Internet is crucial for socioeconomic inclusion. High-speed Internet is key for working from home, for children’s education when they can’t attend school in person, for telemedicine, for benefiting from social support programs, and for enabling access to financial […]

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Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Social Media Companies

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting social media companies on Thursday, days after Twitter called two of his tweets “potentially misleading.” Speaking from the Oval Office ahead of signing the order, Trump said the move was to “defend free speech from one of the gravest dangers it has faced in American history.” […]

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The Quarter Billion Dollar Question: How Is Disinformation Gaming Ad Tech?

Disinformation is harmful on and offline. The people who spread disinformation have various motives. They might use it to seek attention, promote an ideology, sway an opinion, or receive financial gain.1 The issue of financial motivation is particularly problematic when it comes to programmatic advertising…Those who seek to disinform have taken advantage of an increasingly […]

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It’s time to Regulate ‘The Greatest Propaganda Machine In History’ — Social Media

Zuckerberg at Facebook, Sundar Pichai at Google, at its parent company Alphabet, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Brin’s ex-sister-in-law, Susan Wojcicki at YouTube and Jack Dorsey at Twitter. The Silicon Six — all billionaires, all Americans — who care more about boosting their share price than about protecting democracy. This is ideological imperialism — six […]

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At Twitter, It Seems No One Can Hear The Screams

Since its founding, Twitter’s MO has been growth: more tweets, more users, more numbers its shareholders will drool over. And that’s put Twitter in a bit of a pickle. The things that drive the most engagement—controversy and chaos, not kindness and civility—are the things that have come to define Twitter. It is the platform of […]

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Philippines Emerges As A Hateful Dark Web hub

Criminal syndicates involved in drug dealing, sex trafficking, fake identification cards and even explosives sales are all active on the Philippines’ Dark Web, according to law enforcement authorities. Filipino agents are now working with US and South Korean authorities to stem the drug trade on the Dark Web. But it’s not clear until now that […]

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