Business

Efforts to curb tech giants

Facebook won a key court case in the US this week, but the US tech industry still faces challenges at home and in the European Union in particular.

Internet

Back to square one? Trump decision still weighs on Facebook

Suppose you were Mark Zuckerberg, recently ordered by an advisory board to decide how long former President Donald Trump should stay banned from Facebook. How do you make that decision without alienating key constituencies—advertisers, ...

Internet

Online speech shield under fire as Trump Facebook ban stays

Lurking beneath Facebook's decision on whether to continue Donald Trump's suspension from its platform is a far more complex and consequential question: Do the protections carved out for companies when the internet was in ...

Internet

Instagram lets users filter insults in private message requests

Instagram started offering users on Wednesday the option to filter incoming direct message requests for hurtful language, a step aimed at showing the Facebook-owned social network is serious about reducing online harassment.

Internet

Facebook users can appeal harmful content to oversight board

Facebook's quasi-independent Oversight Board said Tuesday that it will start letting users file appeals over posts, photos, and videos that they think the company shouldn't have allowed to stay on its platforms.

Business

Facebook hit by French lawsuit over hate speech

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders announced Tuesday that it has filed a lawsuit against Facebook in France, saying the website breaks its own terms by failing to protect users against hate speech.

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