Checkout
Cart: $0.00 - (0 items )

TikTok takes down election misinformation aimed at younger users

TikTok takes down election misinformation aimed at younger users TikTok confirmed today it has taken down videos spreading election misinformation that had been posted to two high-profile Republican-supporting accounts, The Republican Hype House and The Republican Boys. The accounts, popular with young, conservative voters, reach more than a million followers combined, and […]

Read More

YouTube bans videos promoting conspiracy theories like QAnon that target individuals

YouTube bans videos promoting conspiracy theories like QAnon that target individuals YouTube today joined social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter in taking more direct action to prohibit the distribution of conspiracy theories like QAnon. The company announced that it is expanding its hate and harassment policies to ban videos “that [target] an individual or […]

Read More

UK eyeing disclosure labels for online political campaigning

UK eyeing disclosure labels for online political campaigning The UK government is considering changes to the law that would require online political campaign material to carry labels disclosing who is promoting and funding the messaging. The proposal, which is being put through a public consultation until November, follows years of warnings over […]

Read More

Australia now has a template for forcing Facebook and Google to pay for news

Australia now has a template for forcing Facebook and Google to pay for news Australia is closing in on a legally binding framework to force adtech giants Facebook and Google pay media companies for monetizing their news content when it’s posted to their social media platforms or otherwise aggregated and monetized. Back […]

Read More

UK gov’t asleep at the wheel on Russia cyber ops threat, report warns

UK gov’t asleep at the wheel on Russia cyber ops threat, report warns The UK lacks a comprehensive and cohesive high level strategy to respond to the cyber threat posed by Russia and other hostile states using online disinformation and influence ops to target democratic institutions and values, a parliamentary committee has […]

Read More

When it comes to social media moderation, reach matters

When it comes to social media moderation, reach matters John Funge Contributor Share on Twitter John Funge is the Chief Product Officer at DataTribe, a cybersecurity startup foundry. He’s founded, built and sold three technology companies. Social media in its current form is broken. In 20 years, we’ll look back at the […]

Read More

Investors say emerging multiverses are the future of entertainment

Investors say emerging multiverses are the future of entertainment The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the adoption of new technologies and cultural shifts that were already well underway. According to a clutch of heavy-hitting investors, this dynamic is particularly strong in gaming and extended reality. Unlike other segments of the startup and tech […]

Read More

Coronavirus could push consumers away from influencers and toward streaming TV

Coronavirus could push consumers away from influencers and toward streaming TV Jay Prasad Contributor Share on Twitter Jay Prasad is chief strategy officer for LiveRamp TV, a data-connectivity platform leveraged by brands and their partners to deliver exceptional experiences. As the nation struggles with a pandemic and economic uncertainty, fundamental shifts in […]

Read More

Digital mapping of coronavirus contacts will have key role in lifting Europe’s lockdown, says Commission

Digital mapping of coronavirus contacts will have key role in lifting Europe’s lockdown, says Commission The European Commission has set out a plan for co-ordinating the lifting of regional coronavirus restrictions that includes a role for digital tools — in what the EU executive couches as “a robust system of reporting and […]

Read More

UK names its pick for social media ‘harms’ watchdog

UK names its pick for social media ‘harms’ watchdog The UK government has taken the next step in its grand policymaking challenge to tame the worst excesses of social media by regulating a broad range of online harms — naming the existing communications watchdog, Ofcom, as its preferred pick for enforcing rules […]

Read More

Back to top