Twitter’s Operating Chief Anthony Noto resigns

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Twitter’s chief operating officer is leaving the social media giant to lead another company.Anthony Noto joined Twitter in July 2014 after a stint at Goldman Sachs. He has also served as chief financial officer at Twitter.Noto is considered a key part of the company’s leadership team. Shares of Twitter Inc. slid more than 3 percent before the opening bell Tuesday.The San Francisco company said other Twitter executives will take over Noto’s duties overseeing business operations ...

Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during US elections

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Twitter Inc, which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 US elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.The company said it would email 677,775 people in the United States who followed, retweeted or liked content from accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency (IRA) during the election.The IRA is a Russian organization that according to lawmakers and researchers, ...

Facebook to let users rank ‘trust’ in news sources

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network. The change to the Facebook news feed comes as the online giant seeks to address charges that it has failed -- along with Google and Twitter -- to prevent the spread of bogus news, most strikingly ahead of the 2016 US election. In a Facebook post, co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said the network would ...

Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website Rappler

Friday, 19 January 2018

Philippine journalists took to the streets Friday in support of a news website facing state-enforced closure, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of trampling on press freedom.The government withdrew the corporate registration of the Rappler website this week and has summoned its chief executive to answer a “cyber-libel” complaint in what media watchdogs describe as payback for critical coverage of Duterte’s deadly war on drugs.About 200 journalists and activists, most of them ...

Social media companies accelerate removals of online hate speech

Friday, 19 January 2018

Social media companies Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have greatly accelerated their removals of online hate speech, reviewing over two thirds of complaints within 24 hours, new EU figures show.The European Union has piled pressure on social media firms to increase their efforts to fight the proliferation of extremist content and hate speech on their platforms, even threatening them with legislation.Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube signed a code of conduct with the EU in ...

Philippine investigators summon boss of Rappler news site derided by Duterte

Thursday, 18 January 2018

A Philippine law enforcement agency has summoned the head of Rappler, a news site known for challenging President Rodrigo Duterte, to answer a complaint related to cybercrime, adding to problems for an outlet central to a row over press freedom. The country’s corporate regulator last week revoked the site’s operating license for violating the constitution’s restrictions on foreign ownership of media, while the justice minister on Wednesday ordered an investigation ...

Facebook selfie nails murder probe of 21-year-old in Canada

Thursday, 18 January 2018

In March 2015, Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty to killing her best friend Brittney Gargol, 18, who was found in Saskatoon, Canada with Antoine’s belt near her body. The best friend was sentenced seven years for murder. It has now emerged that a Facebook selfie post showing both girls indicated the belt found near Gargol’s body and that was what made Antoine a suspect as she was wearing the exact same belt. That post was on Facebook only a few hours before Gargol’s ...

Philippine news website Rappler’s license revoked after Duterte threat

Monday, 15 January 2018

The Philippine government has revoked the operating license of leading news website Rappler, officials said Monday in a ruling denounced by President Rodrigo Duterte’s critics as another blow to press freedom. Rappler, set up in 2012, is among a clutch of Philippine news organizations that have sparred with Duterte over their critical coverage of his brutal drugs war. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it had revoked the incorporation certificates of Rappler and Rappler ...

Swiss journalists launch crowdfunded online magazine

Monday, 15 January 2018

A team of experienced journalists is launching a new online magazine in Switzerland after reportedly collecting more than 7.7 million Swiss francs ($8 million) with the help of a crowdfunding campaign.The German-language magazine, called Republik , is intended to provide high-quality, ad-free journalism to paying members.Over 15,700 people paid at least 240 francs for an annual subscription within weeks of the project's announcement in April. Private investors contributed another 3.5 million ...

Facebook joins Europol talks to fight ‘Islamist’ propaganda

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Facebook took part this week in key talks with European police agencies on how to stop and eliminate violent and terror-related “Islamic jihadist” posts, in an evolving battle against such propaganda.Representatives from the giant social network travelled to The Hague for Thursday’s unprecedented talks at Europol’s headquarters in the city, officials said Friday.They were also joined by Instagram officials and police from Britain, France and Belgium, aiming “to ...

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