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Facebook banning anti-vax adverts – but will leave posts discouraging jabs alone

Facebook banning anti-vax adverts – but will leave posts discouraging jabs alone

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Facebook is banning adverts that discourage people from having vaccinations, but posts from anti-vaxxers will still be allowed on the platform.Adverts that perpetuate false information about vaccinations, such as the discredited theory that they give people autism, are already banned by the platform, and the latest move will expand the ban to paid adverts that tell people not to have jabs. However, Facebook will allow a political exception, and adverts that "advocate for or against legislation or government policies around vaccines", including those for COVID-19, will still be allowed and have to be approved by the site. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player ...
Facebook responsible for 94% of child sex abuse images reported by US tech firms

Facebook responsible for 94% of child sex abuse images reported by US tech firms

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Facebook was responsible for 94% of the 69 million child sex abuse images reported by US technology companies last year.The figures emerged as seven countries, including the UK, published a statement on Sunday warning of the impact of end-to-end encryption on public safety online. Facebook has previously announced plans to fully encrypt communications in its Messenger app, as well as its Instagram Direct service - on top of WhatsApp, which is already encrypted - meaning no one apart from the sender and recipient can read or modify messages.The social media site said the changes are designed to improve user privacy on all of its platforms.But law enforcement agencies fear the move will have a devastating impact on their ability to target paedophiles and protect children online. ...
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google ‘are monopolies’, warns Congress report

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google ‘are monopolies’, warns Congress report

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A US congressional report has accused Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google of monopolising the digital market and recommended antitrust laws be used to break up these companies.The 449-page report criticises how the technology giants have purchased competitors to retain their market dominance and for designing services in preference of their own revenues rather than in consumers' interest. Written by the House Judiciary Committee, the report recommends Congress introduces new laws which would ban platform operators from competing with businesses on their platforms, where they have an advantage."To put it simply, companies that once were scrappy, underdog start-ups that challenged the status quo have become the kinds of monopolies we last saw in the era of oil barons and railroad tycoons," th...
Duterte questions letting Facebook stay after accounts shut

Duterte questions letting Facebook stay after accounts shut

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President Rodrigo Duterte questioned why he should allow Facebook to operate in the Philippines after it removed accounts he said was backed his government’s interests, including fighting insurgentsByThe Associated PressSeptember 29, 2020, 7:04 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte questioned why he should allow Facebook to continue operating in the Philippines after the social media giant removed accounts he said was backed his government’s interests, including fighting insurgents.Facebook said last week it had removed a Philippine network of fake accounts whose operators tried to conceal their identities and used “coordinated inauthentic behavior” to mislead people.Duterte did not specify which Facebook accounts
Facebook ‘profits from hate’ claims engineer who quit

Facebook ‘profits from hate’ claims engineer who quit

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