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Facebook told to investigate its role in insurrection

The board said the review should "be an open reflection on the design and policy choices that Facebook has made that may allow its platform to be abused."The company has attempted to distance itself from the idea that its platform played a role in the insurrection, so the recommendation that it reckon with its culpability in election misinformation and violence may not be one it welcomes.

msn.com ,  1h 0
Facebook told to investigate its role in insurrection

President Donald Trump got banned from Twitter again. (Kind of.)

Just a day after Fox News announced the launch of former President Donald Trump's so-called “communications platform” — a glorified blog named From the Desk of Donald J. Trump — an account sharing posts from the blog verbatim was banned from Twitter on Thursday.(Mashable reports that there were other unaffiliated accounts, including @djtdesk1 and @djtdesk, also sharing his posts.)

msn.com ,  2h 0
President Donald Trump got banned from Twitter again. (Kind of.)

Oversight board members defend punting decision on Trump's ban back to Facebook

In two online events on Thursday, five members of the Facebook Oversight board defended their decision to punt a ruling on how long former President Donald Trump's suspension from the platform should last.Their defense essentially boiled down to: It's not their job to write Facebook's rules.

msn.com ,  4h 0
Oversight board members defend punting decision on Trump's ban back to Facebook

Elizabeth Warren calls Trump a ‘danger to democracy’ and must be kept ‘off air’

‘I am much happier with Donald Trump off the air, off Facebook,’ says senator for Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren says Donald Trump should face permanent bans from social media because he is a “danger to democracy”.The Democrat, who is a frequent critic of Facebook, was interviewed by The Washington Post on Thursday following the tech giant’s decision to continue banning the former president on Wednesday, in remarks first reported by The Hill.

independent.co.uk ,  4h 7
Elizabeth Warren calls Trump a ‘danger to democracy’ and must be kept ‘off air’

Facebook removes Ukraine political ‘influence-for-hire’ network

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has taken down a network of hundreds of fake accounts and pages targeting people in Ukraine and linked to individuals previously sanctioned by the United States for efforts to interfere in U.S. elections, the company said on Thursday.Facebook said the network managed a long-running deceptive campaign across multiple social media platforms and other websites, posing as independent news outlets and promoting favorable content about Ukrainian politicians, including activity that was likely for hire.

reuters.com ,  4h 0
Facebook removes Ukraine political ‘influence-for-hire’ network

Facebook - not its 'Supreme Court'

Oversight Board members said it isn't their responsibility to decide the length of Trump's Facebook ban.One said Facebook was "lazy" to not decide its own rules for handling penalties.On Wednesday, the board upheld Facebook's decision to remove Trump from its platform.

msn.com ,  5h 0
Facebook - not its 'Supreme Court'

With Trump ruling, Facebook's Oversight Board highlights where the power lies

When Mark Zuckerberg first laid out his vision for a Facebook Oversight Board in 2018, he pitched it as a way to place checks on his company's power."Facebook should not make so many important decisions about free expression and safety on our own," he wrote.

msn.com ,  7h 0
With Trump ruling, Facebook's Oversight Board highlights where the power lies

James O'Brien reflects on 'biggest' lie which led to Trump's extended Facebook ban

This was James O'Brien's disbelief at the "staggering" numbers of Republicans who believed Donald Trump's election "lies", as his Facebook ban is extended for violation of their rules.Yesterday Facebook's independent oversight board upheld its decision to keep the ex-President off Facebook and Instagram due to his posts during the Capitol riot in January which "severely violated Facebook’s rules and encouraged and legitimized violence".

lbc.co.uk ,  8h 0
James O'Brien reflects on 'biggest' lie which led to Trump's extended Facebook ban

Facebook is reportedly paying its Oversight Board 6-figure salaries only for it to tell the company to solve its own problems

Facebook pays Oversight Board members six-figure salaries, The New Yorker reported.The Oversight Board recently criticized Facebook for skirting responsibility in banning Trump.The Board requested Facebook review its decision to ban the former president within six months.Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.

msn.com ,  8h 1
Facebook is reportedly paying its Oversight Board 6-figure salaries only for it to tell the company to solve its own problems

Facebook threatens to make iOS users pay. Please do it, Mr. Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg's company is using fascinating scare tactics to get users to tolerate tracking.On certain days, I dream.I dream that all viruses will disappear, all people will learn to dance and at least some tech companies will embrace (relative) honesty as a guiding light.

zdnet.com ,  9h 0
Facebook threatens to make iOS users pay. Please do it, Mr. Zuckerberg

Nick Clegg’s key role in Trump’s Facebook ban

Former deputy prime minister was handed control of one of the most consequential free-speech decisions of the internet age When Facebook barred President Donald Trump from its service in January, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, defended the decision in a Facebook post the morning after the siege of the Capitol.

independent.co.uk ,  9h 1
Nick Clegg’s key role in Trump’s Facebook ban

Ex-Trump supporter explains to James O'Brien how Facebook 'sucked him in'

This former Donald Trump supporter explained to James O'Brien how he developed his views through Facebook and how he then "escaped."The conversation came after Facebook's independent oversight board extended Donald Trump's ban for a further six months, citing the "continuing false narrative of election fraud" and the "attack on the US Capitol" as its reasons.

lbc.co.uk ,  9h 0
Ex-Trump supporter explains to James O'Brien how Facebook 'sucked him in'

Nick Clegg's PR heat shield for Facebook is a failure

The Oversight Board was never going to bring peace to the social network.As it was his idea, perhaps it's time for Clegg to step down A revealing story of how large companies view regulation comes from shortly after the Brexit result, when the new Prime Minister Teresa May, sought to mollify a large UK flagship multinational with a personal visit, spreading her hallmark good cheer.

telegraph.co.uk ,  10h 0
Nick Clegg's PR heat shield for Facebook is a failure

Instagram to launch new tool to combat online abuse against players

Instagram are continuing in their efforts to tackle online racism with a new tool being rolled out after abuse was sent to Man City's Raheem Sterling Instagram will introduce a new tool that will prevent players from seeing racist messages after Raheem Sterling was subjected to abuse.The latest attack comes after English sport's unprecedented social media boycott in an effort to tackle racism.

mirror.co.uk ,  10h 0
Instagram to launch new tool to combat online abuse against players

Trump ban decision shows Facebook can't use board as scapegoat

Facebook 's oversight board demonstrated on Wednesday that it wouldn't do the social network's dirty work.In January, former US President Donald Trump lost much of his digital reach when Facebook indefinitely booted him from the social network and Instagram, its photo service.Like other social networks, Facebook raised concerns that Trump's online remarks could provoke more violence in the wake of the deadly Capitol Hill riot that month.

msn.com ,  10h 3
Trump ban decision shows Facebook can't use board as scapegoat

Car crashes into Clearwater home

Police are investigating Thursday after a car crashed into a home in Clearwater.Officers say the crash happened on Orange Avenue.There was nobody home at the time of the crash, according to police.Officers say the driver is also okay.What other people are reading right now: Buying a home in a seller's market?

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Car crashes into Clearwater home

Facebook has unleashed something it can’t control – banning Donald Trump won’t change that

I miss Donald Trump.And by that I mean, I miss waking up every morning and checking my Twitter feed for the latest incendiary tweet from the former US president.But it looks as if we’ll all be deprived of easy access to newsworthy Trumpisms for a while longer.

independent.co.uk ,  10h 16
Facebook has unleashed something it can’t control – banning Donald Trump won’t change that

Facebook's ban puts the brakes on a Donald Trump 2024 run - for now

Getting uncancelled from the social network is key to Donald Trump's fundraising In rural Pennsylvania before the last election I encountered an elderly couple, Walt and Rita Tuchalski, who were particularly devoted to Donald Trump.Sitting next to a life-sized cutout of the president they described how he “spoke” to them through social media, how he used it to tell them the truth.

telegraph.co.uk ,  11h 4
Facebook's ban puts the brakes on a Donald Trump 2024 run - for now

Why Facebook created a supreme court for judging content – 6 questions answered

Siri Terjesen, Phil Smith Professor of Entrepreneurship & Associate Dean, Research & External Relations, Florida Atlantic University Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board on May 5, 2021, upheld the company’s suspension of former President Donald Trump from the platform and Instagram.The decision came four months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg banned Trump “indefinitely” for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

metro.co.uk ,  12h 0
Why Facebook created a supreme court for judging content – 6 questions answered

TechnologyAnalysis: Facebook confronts human rights dilemma on political speech

Facebook Inc (FB.O) oversight board’s extension of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s banishment from the social network failed to settle how it will balance political leaders’ freedom of speech and its responsibility to make sure hateful rhetoric does not incite violence.The 20-person board, which includes legal scholars, activists and a former prime minister, upheld Trump’s suspension from Facebook for the time being but said the company needed to do far more to prepare for volatile political situations.

reuters.com ,  12h 0
TechnologyAnalysis: Facebook confronts human rights dilemma on political speech