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Facebook: some high-profile users ‘allowed to break platform’s rules’

Facebook: some high-profile users ‘allowed to break platform’s rules’

Facebook Facebook: some high-profile users ‘allowed to break platform’s rules’ XCheck system ‘whitelists’ well-known users who are given special treatment, says Wall Street Journal report Dan Milmo Global technology editor Mon 13 Sep 2021 15.50 EDT Last modified on Mon 13 Sep 2021 16.17 EDT Facebook gives high-profile users special treatment, which includes immunity from […]

Ethiopia starts building local rival to Facebook

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Ethiopia Ethiopia starts building local rival to Facebook Government wants its own social media platform to replace Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Zoom Reuters Mon 23 Aug 2021 10.55 EDT Last modified on Mon 23 Aug 2021 11.56 EDT Ethiopia has begun developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, though it […]

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FTC complaint against Facebook seeks to break up company’s monopoly power

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US renews fight with Facebook arguing company holds monopoly The agency also dismissed a request by the tech giant that chair Lina Khan recuse herself from the case   Kari Paul in San Francisco, Thu 19 Aug 2021 16.17 EDT — The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday refiled its antitrust case against Facebook, arguing the […]

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Facebook shut down our research into its role in spreading disinformation | Laura Edelson and Damon McCoy

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Facebook Facebook is obstructing our work on disinformation. Other researchers could be next Laura Edelson and Damon McCoy The company’s hostility to academic scrutiny limits our ability to understand how the platform amplifies political falsehoods Sat 14 Aug 2021 06.00 EDT Last week, Facebook disabled our personal accounts, obstructing the research we lead at New […]

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Big tech’s big week raises fears of ‘Blade Runner future’ of mega-company rule

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Technology Big tech’s big week raises fears of ‘Blade Runner future’ of mega-company rule Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft all reported record-breaking profits amid a pandemic bonanza but recent Biden administration moves suggest US tech’s easy ride is over Dominic Rushe in New York @dominicru Sun 1 Aug 2021 03.00 EDT Big tech provided the […]

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