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EU criticises tech firms for slow action on hate speech
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are falling short of a commitment to tackle hate speech quickly, suggests research.
[BBC News]

EU criticises tech firms for slow action on hate speech
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are falling short of a commitment to tackle hate speech quickly, suggests research.
[BBC]

Tech giants to set up terrorist content database
Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google's YouTube say they will create a shared database to help them track and remove "violent terrorist imagery or terrorist recruitment videos."
[CNN Money]

Facebook reportedly testing new tool to combat fake news
Facebook users asked to rank whether a story ‘uses misleading language’, in an apparent attempt the solve the site’s problem with false stories Facebook appears to be testing a tool designed to help it identify and hide so called “fake news” on the social network, in an attempt to quell increasingly (...)
[The Guardian]

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft team up to tackle extremist content
The tech companies plan to create a shared database of ‘unique digital fingerprints’ that can identify images and videos promoting terrorism Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft have pledged to work together to identify and remove extremist content on their platforms through an (...)
[The Guardian]

Extremist images 'fingerprinted' by tech firms
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube link up to curb the spread of extremist images on the platforms.
[BBC]

Extremist images 'fingerprinted' by tech firms
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube link up to curb the spread of extremist images on the platforms.
[BBC News]

Facebook plans to invest $20m in affordable housing projects
The tech company, long criticized displacing low-income residents in Silicon Valley, will partner with advocacy groups to amid massive campus expansion Facebook has agreed to invest $20m in affordable housing initiatives after facing intense criticism for failing to help low-income residents in (...)
[The Guardian]

Fake news detector for Facebook leads to fake news story about who made it
BS Detector was created by Daniel Sieradski (not Facebook) and was a reaction to the network’s failure to flag false information – until Facebook blocked it It’s a fable for our times. Someone creates a tool that flags fake news on Facebook with big red warning signs. Someone else installs said (...)
[The Guardian]

Sheryl Sandberg donates $100 million in Facebook stock
Sheryl Sandberg is committing over $100 million in Facebook stock to charity.
[CNN Money]

Facebook can and should wipe out fake news
Walt Mossberg: So, yes, in my view, Facebook has a direct responsibility to get rid of fake news, and it cannot simply rely on its audience or others to shoulder the burden. I'm happy to see tools made available to readers that help report such trash, and happy that Facebook is working with (...)
[OSNews]

Why Facebook's China adventure will need more than censorship to succeed
As social network reportedly develops tools to restrict users so the Communist party will let it in, some experts say it is ‘light years’ behind rivals already in place Facebook needs to invest in more than just censorship tools if it hopes to lift a seven-year ban in China, experts say, amid a (...)
[The Guardian]

How to solve Facebook's fake news problem: experts pitch their ideas
A cadre of technologists, academics and media experts are thinking up solutions, from hiring human editors, to crowdsourcing or creating algorithms The impact of fake news, propaganda and misinformation has been widely scrutinized since the US election. Fake news actually outperformed real (...)
[The Guardian]

Facebook Express Wi-fi goes live in India
Facebook's scheme offering internet access for underserved regions goes live in India.
[BBC]

Facebook Express Wi-fi goes live in India
Facebook's scheme offering internet access for underserved regions goes live in India.
[BBC News]

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