Facebook updates Instagram's nudity policy after Oversight Board recommendation
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Facebook updates Instagram’s nudity policy after Oversight Board recommendation

A month after the fresh-faced Facebook Oversight Board published 17 recommendations for how the platform could improve its content moderation, Facebook has responded with a resounding “OK, but it depends.” One of the more significant changes Facebook will adopt relates to Instagram’s nudity policy, to clarify that “health-related nudity” is …

Facebook agrees to some policy changes in response to Oversight Board recommendations
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Facebook agrees to some policy changes in response to Oversight Board recommendations

Facebook has agreed to tweak some of its policies in response to recommendations from the Oversight Board. The board issued its first round of decisions of content moderation decisions last month, in a series of rulings that overturned some of Facebo… Continue Reading…

Twitter’s ‘Super Follow’ creator subscription takes shots at Substack and Patreon
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Twitter’s ‘Super Follow’ creator subscription takes shots at Substack and Patreon

It’s been an all-around more ambitious year for Twitter. Following activist shareholder action last year that aimed to oust CEO Jack Dorsey, the company has been making long overdue product moves, buying up companies and aiming to push the envelope on how it can tap its network and drive new …

Facebook removes congresswoman's pro-Trans post as
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Facebook removes congresswoman’s pro-Trans post as “hate speech”

Congresswoman Marie Newman (D-Il.) put up a transgender flag outside her office and posted pictures of it to social media to signal her support for the trans community. On the other side of the aisle, congresswoman and far-right conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), — Read the rest Continue Reading…

Facebook and Instagram ban Myanmar's military
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Facebook and Instagram ban Myanmar’s military

Facebook and Instagram have indefinitely banned the Myanmar military (or Tatmadaw) from the platforms. Military-controlled state and media entities are no longer welcome on the platform following this month's coup either. Nor are ads from commerc… Continue Reading…

Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp face tougher rules in India
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Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp face tougher rules in India

India announced sweeping rules to regulate social media firms, streaming services, and digital news outlets on Thursday, posing new challenges for giants such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and Netflix that count Asia’s third-largest economy as their key overseas market. Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s IT, Law, and Justice minister, said in …

After Facebook’s news flex, Australia passes bargaining code for platforms and publishers
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After Facebook’s news flex, Australia passes bargaining code for platforms and publishers

A week after Facebook grabbed eyeballs globally by blocking news publishers and turning off news-sharing on its platform in Australia, the country’s parliament has approved legislation that makes it mandatory for platform giants like Facebook and Google to negotiate to remunerate local news publishers for their content, to take account …

Australian Parliament passes law that requires Google, Facebook to pay for news
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Australian Parliament passes law that requires Google, Facebook to pay for news

The Australian law that makes it mandatory for companies like Google and Facebook to pay for news they use is ready to be enforced. Australia's Parliament has passed the final amendments to the News Media Bargaining Code, and according to AP, the… Continue Reading…

Facebook bowed to demands from Turkey to block one of its military opponents
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Facebook bowed to demands from Turkey to block one of its military opponents

When Turkey launched its Afrin offensive in early 2018 to dislodge Kurdish minorities from Northern Syria, the country ordered Facebook to block the page of a prominent militia group in the area known as the People’s Protection Units or YPG. Forced t… Continue Reading…

Daily Crunch: Facebook brings news sharing back to Australia
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Daily Crunch: Facebook brings news sharing back to Australia

The Facebook-Australia news battle seems to have reached an end, Android gets an update and Lucid Motors is going public via SPAC. This is your Daily Crunch for February 23, 2021. The big story: Facebook brings news sharing back to Australia Last week, Facebook responded to the Australian government’s proposed …