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Russian court fines Twitter on charges of failing to delete content

Russian court fines Twitter on charges of failing to delete content

  • The Tagansky District Court in Moscow said in a series of statements that it had issued three separate fines against Google of 3.2 million roubles, 3.3 million roubles and 2.4 million roubles.
  • It said the fines related to offences committed on Jan. 22-24 this year, including "violating the procedure for removing information", all under Russia's Administrative Offences Code.
Published 02 Apr, 2021 06:06pm
On social media rules
BR Research

On social media rules

The fate of the government’s social media regulations hangs in the balance. The second version of the rules –...
Published 02 Apr, 2021 07:35am
Ship stuck in the Suez Canal unleashes flood of Internet jokes
World

Ship stuck in the Suez Canal unleashes flood of Internet jokes

  • A giant ship has blocked the famous Suez Canal but opened up a torrent of memes and gifs lampooning the hapless container carrier, which has been jammed in the waterway since Tuesday.
  • Elements of global commerce have been brought to a standstill, but no one was hurt, and the environment is so far undamaged. The lack of stakes surrounding the Ever Given’s grounding has made it a prime target for jokes.
Published 26 Mar, 2021 03:05pm
Drama in Congress as tech CEOs face fury over disinformation
World

Drama in Congress as tech CEOs face fury over disinformation

  • Zuckerberg meanwhile said Facebook has ramped up its efforts "to keep hate and violence off our platform" and offered a proposal to address concerns about liability of online platforms, suggesting that each platform have systems in place to weed out illegal content.
Published 25 Mar, 2021 10:32am
Donald Trump plans social media comeback, according to adviser
World

Donald Trump plans social media comeback, according to adviser

  • Former President of the United States, Donald Trump is expected to return to social media "with his own platform", according to an advisor.
  • Trump was unceremoniously suspended from Twitter and Facebook after January's deadly riots in Washington DC and the Capitol incursion.
Published 22 Mar, 2021 04:26pm
U.S. agency probes Facebook for 'systemic' racial bias in hiring, promotions - attorneys
World

U.S. agency probes Facebook for 'systemic' racial bias in hiring, promotions - attorneys

  • Last December, the Justice Department accused Facebook of discriminating against U.S. workers broadly, saying it gave hiring preference to temporary workers such as H-1B visa holders.
  • Alphabet Inc’s Google last month agreed to spend $3.8 million to settle U.S. government allegations that it underpaid women and unfairly passed over women and Asians for job openings.
Published 06 Mar, 2021 10:48am
Twitter explores 'undo send' feature for paying users
Technology

Twitter explores 'undo send' feature for paying users

  • App researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who discovers unannounced social media features by looking at the sites’ code, tweeted an animation showing a tweet with a spelling error where an ‘undo’ button was available before a short timer ran out.
Published 06 Mar, 2021 10:21am