Internet

Facebook fights influence-for-hire campaigns

Facebook said Thursday that it had taken down nine deceptive online campaigns as marketing firms make a business of using fake accounts to sway opinions.

Internet

Microsoft unveils 'deepfake' detector ahead of US vote

Microsoft has unveiled software that can help spot "deepfake" photos or videos, adding to the list of programs designed to fight the hard-to-detect images ahead of the US presidential election.

Business

Facebook fined $1.65 mn by Brazil

Brazil on Monday fined Facebook $1.65 million for improperly sharing users' data in a case linked to the global Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Business

Canada to follow France lead in taxing digital giants

Canada will impose a levy on internet giants such as Amazon, Google and Facebook similar to France's digital services tax that created tensions with Washington, two ministers said Monday.

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