The unelected executive arm of the European Union (EU) is threatening to escalate from “non-legislative” action if Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube do not censor what it considers “illegal” online speech within 24 hours.
In May of this year, the U.S. tech giants signed a “code of conduct”, promising to work with the Commission and national law enforcement to “criminalize” and “sanction” “individual perpetrators” as well as committing to “promoting independent counter-narratives” that the EU favours.
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“It shouldn’t be a big deal,” Ginella Massa says of hosting CityNews in a traditional Muslim headscarf.
Canada suddenly has its first hijab-wearing news anchor on commercial television.
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Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft are not acting quickly enough to tackle hate speech, according to the European Commission, which has told the companies to get their act together.
If the Silicon Valley companies do not speed up their response to tackling illegal hate speech on their platforms, they will be be held accountable under European law, the Commission said Sunday.
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A week after trying to reassure the public that it was “extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg outlined several ways the company might try to stop the spread of fake news on the platform in the future.
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A Houston news anchor has been fired for a controversial Facebook post praising Donald Trump’s election and blaming President Obama for racism.
KRIV presenter Scarlett Fakhar said on Thursday she was fired for expressing “conservative views” on her private Facebook page the day after Trump’s win.
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