Monthly Archives: October 2018

Can Facebook and Twitter Team Up to Fight Hate Speech?

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey talked about collaboration of Twitter and Facebook to fight fake news and hate speech during their two-hour testimony before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee in September. But do antitrust laws allow them to team up? What are antitrust laws? The main question that arose […]

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EU Gets Strict Over Extremist Content on Social Media Platforms

60 minutes – that’s all the time social media platforms now have to remove extremist content or terrorism-related content from their site after being notified about it, according to a proposal presented to the European Parliament. Remove extremist content or face fines: European Union European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in his last State of […]

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Social Media Sites Face Hearings on Fake News and Hate Speech

In prepared testimony, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that his company does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether the decision is related to how it enforces its rules or how it ranks content on its  platform. Dorsey testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Dorsey maintained that Twitter believes in being […]

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Is Bitcoin a Good Means of Payment for Merchants?

  The price of Bitcoin has been subject to intense scrutiny over the past several years, as it skyrocketed, plummeted, and then struggled. Bitcoin may be popular but it has its disadvantages A survey published by the United Kingdom-based crypto-exchange CreditCoin in June revealed that over 75 percent of American consumers want the option to […]

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False Articles Plaguing the Swedish Election

A study by the Oxford Internet Institute revealed that one in three news articles that are shared on the micro-blogging site about Sweden’s 2018 election was from junk news websites which deliberately publish false articles and misleading information. Similar ratio was observed in 2016 US Presidential Elections The study examined around 275,000 tweets about Sweden’s […]

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