Left accuses Facebook of not censoring enough, right of censoring too much

The wealth of Facebook founder Mark Zukerberg has fallen by 7 billion dollars after several lucrative advertisers boycotted his social network, claiming it isn’t doing enough to filter hate speech. No surprise that its Donald Trump that has a lot to do with their fury. But a new undercover report by Project Veritas, suggests the … Read more Left accuses Facebook of not censoring enough, right of censoring too much

Facebook Removes Trump Ads for Violating Hate Policy

Jun.18 — Facebook Inc. has removed a series of ads shared by President Donald Trump’s campaign for violating the company’s policy against “organized hate.” Brandi Collins-Dexter, senior campaign director at civil rights group Color of Change, explains why she thinks the social network hasn’t done enough. She speaks on “Bloomberg Technology.”

Facebook Is Clearly Lined Up on Team Trump, Says Roger McNamee

Jun.12 — Roger McNamee, co-founder at Elevation Partners, discusses the relationship he sees between Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and U.S. President Donald Trump. The head of the social network decided to leave up posts shared by Trump that many felt violated the company’s policies against violent rhetoric. McNamee speaks on “Bloomberg Technology.”

Zoom Stock Surges as Quarterly Earnings Smash Estimates

Zoom Video Communications Inc. reported quarterly sales that leapfrogged estimates, showing that a surge in demand for its video-conference service during the coronavirus pandemic has translated into more paying customers. The company also about doubled its annual revenue forecast. Revenue increased about 170% to $328.2 million in the period that ended April 30, the San … Read more Zoom Stock Surges as Quarterly Earnings Smash Estimates

Facebook Workers Criticize CEO’s Inaction Over Trump

Jun.02 — Facebook Inc. employees became increasingly bold in expressing their dismay at Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to take action on incendiary comments posted to the social network by President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook discussed discrimination and inequality in the U.S. in an internal memo to employees. Kurt Wagner reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia.”

Twitter adds fact checks to two of Donald Trump’s tweets

Twitter labelled two Donald Trump tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of making false claims on May 26, a first for the social network which has long resisted calls to censure the US president over truth-defying posts.The move drew a furious response from Trump, who used the platform to accuse Twitter of “interfering in the 2020 … Read more Twitter adds fact checks to two of Donald Trump’s tweets

Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact check warning, US president furious

Twitter labelled two Donald Trump tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of making false claims Tuesday, a first for the social network which has long resisted calls to censure the US president over truth-defying posts. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com … Read more Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact check warning, US president furious

Tackling Coronavirus Fake News

In the UK, ITV1’s This Morning produced this item all about tackling fake news during the Covid-19 outbreak: Yesterday, as the number of coronavirus deaths and cases increased sharply, the Prime Minister said more extreme measures are on the way. But as Coronavirus continues to sweep the world so too does the amount of misinformation … Read more Tackling Coronavirus Fake News

Cambridge Women in Law Launch: In discussion with Lady Hale and Lady Arden

Cambridge Women in Law (CWIL) is an exciting new social network of alumnae at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, which features a diverse range of women from all sectors. CWIL was officially launched on 27 September with an event to mark the centenary of the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, … Read more Cambridge Women in Law Launch: In discussion with Lady Hale and Lady Arden

Echo chamber of arbitration and social network: Hendrik Puschmann (CAD 2019)

This panel presentation was given by Hendrik Puschmann (Partner, Farrer & Co). The Cambridge Arbitration Day brings together scholars, practitioners, and students for a discussion on recent developments in the field of international arbitration. This year’s event on 16 March 2019 was titled ‘Social Aspects of International Arbitration’. The main conference was preceded by a … Read more Echo chamber of arbitration and social network: Hendrik Puschmann (CAD 2019)

French Broadcasting Authority Bans “Free Advertising” for Facebook and Twitter

The French broadcasting authority has reminded television producers of their obligation not to name drop specific brands or trademarks as part of the French law on audio-visual advertising. The Conseil Supérieur de L’Audiovisuel wrote an open letter to the broadcasting networks in which it welcomed integration with social networks to provide a rich experience for … Read more French Broadcasting Authority Bans “Free Advertising” for Facebook and Twitter

Movies: Andrew Garfield to Play Next Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield will play Peter Parker in the next installment of Spider Man. The star of The Social Network and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus will take the role of Spiderman’s daytime alter ego, true to the Marvel Comic on which it is based. Taking over from Tobey McGuire, Garfield is set to star in one … Read more Movies: Andrew Garfield to Play Next Spider-Man

#twitterjoketrial to Hit High Court

Paul Chambers, a British accountant was tried and fined for the Twitter ‘tweet’ which read: “Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week to get your shit together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!” He is now to take his case to the High Court of England and Wales. Chambers made the … Read more #twitterjoketrial to Hit High Court

Internet: Facebook to Launch Gmail Rival

According to rumours, the popular social networking website, Facebook, is currently developing a web based mail application which is currently being called Project Titan. Project Titan, it is claimed, will become a serious rival to free mail services such as Google’s Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Microsoft’s long standing free email service, Hotmail. With over 500 … Read more Internet: Facebook to Launch Gmail Rival