A letter to the CEOs of several major tech companies says their platforms may push people toward extremism.
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With Donald Trump no longer the heart of online discourse, there's room for a powerful shift.
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Facebook finally made a judgement call; now wants someone else to decide if it was right
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Facebook’s “indefinite” ban on Donald Trump could be lifted by the company’s Oversight Board, the company announced on Thursday. The former US president’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were blocked in the wake of the US Capitol insurrection, due to concerns that Trump would use the platform to foment further violence. At the time, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the ban would remain in place at least until Joe Biden replaced him as president. But now that the inauguration has taken place, the decision has been referred to the platform’s new Oversight Board, raising the possibility that his account could be reinstated. [Read: How Netflix… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
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The former president's account will remain blocked while the board makes its judgement.
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Facebook has to decide whether to give the ex-president his bullhorn back. It won't make that call itself.
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook vice president Nick Clegg says the company is referring its decision to indefinitely suspend former President Trump from its platform to its newly established oversight board for a complete review. Trump’s Facebook account was suspended indefinitely on January 7th after he incited his followers to attack the US Capitol on January 6th. Six people died in the ensuing riots. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the time that “the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service... are simply too great.” “We believe our decision was necessary and right,” Clegg said in a statement. “Given its significance, we think it is important for the board to review it and reach an independent judgment on whether it should be... Continue reading…
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The CEOs of Apple and Google, alongside Bill Gates, congratulated President Joe Biden, while Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk remained silent.
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Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images Hours after taking his oath of office on Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed several executive orders overturning actions taken by the Trump administration regarding immigration, and tech is rallying behind the move. Biden signed two executive orders Wednesday that extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for another four years and overturn the Trump administration’s travel bans on largely Muslim-majority countries. It’s just the start of the Biden administration’s immigration reform efforts. The administration also plans to drop a new bill that would provide 11 million undocumented immigrants with a pathway to citizenship and an eight-year waiting period before they can become permanent residents, according to P... Continue reading…
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Initially, it was a photo-sharing tool, but then it has been this big forum where individuals can get entertainment and operate a profitable company.Among other social networking sites, Instagram is the most desirable and enjoyable software.At an extraordinary speed, the use of this platform is rising.We know from research that around 1 billion new users generate their Instagram accounts every month.Logically, alongside stars or celebs, half of these regular consumers support several popular brands and business profiles.We advise that both large and small business owners convert their Instagram accounts to a company account.After 18 months, the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, acquired Instagram because of its success.You can aim to get a verified Instagram account whether you are involved in being theright influencer, celebrity, or business owner.
Becca Lewis says the difference between how social media companies present themselves and how they actually function is reaching a breaking point.
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In a town hall meeting, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook of doing too little to prevent the US Capitol insurrection.
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After the Capitol Hill riot on January 6, Buzzfeed News reporting about these kinds of ads showing up on feeds has contributed to this pause.
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has updated its Inauguration Day preparations to include a temporary ban on ads that promote weapon accessories and protective equipment at least through January 22nd “out of an abundance of caution,” the company said in a new blog post Saturday. “We already prohibit ads for weapons, ammunition and weapon enhancements like silencers. But we will now also prohibit ads for accessories such as gun safes, vests and gun holsters in the US,” the statement reads. The ban comes after Facebook was criticized for allowing posts across its platforms that promoted and organized the deadly January 6th attack on the Capitol building. The ads for military gear such as body armor and gun holsters ran next to Facebook and Instagram posts about... Continue reading…
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Galloway says we should impose a one-time 2% wealth tax on the richest 5% of households to raise up to $1 trillion to aid low-income families.
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Plus: Zuckerberg’s community manifesto, how to hold platforms accountable, and an accidental admission in Congress.
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As the insurrection at the Capitol unfolded, businesses began condemning the rioters. In the days that followed, they took more radical steps.
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Joshua Roberts/Getty Images YouTube has removed a new video uploaded to President Trump’s account for violating the company’s content policies on inciting violence. The account has also been issued a “strike” and is unable to upload new content for at least a week. It’s presently unclear exactly which video prompted the action on Trump’s account, or what the offending material was. YouTube declined to provide specific details on the video’s content. “After careful review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and issued a strike for violating our policies for inciting violence.” YouTube says in a statement to The Verge. “As a result, in accordance with our long-standing... Continue reading…
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Sandberg promised Facebook is getting better, but downplayed mistakes it already made.
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