The chairman of a prominent House committee is asking for answers about secret Facebook groups that aired racist and sexist comments made by agents of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
Presidents and other world leaders and political figures who use Twitter to threaten or abuse others could find their tweets slapped with warning labels.
The exposé on the inhuman working conditions of Facebook’s content moderators sheds light once again on the depravity of the human condition.
Would a single, shared universal social media identity solve online toxicity by restoring the coercive power of identity?
Given today’s 24/7 news cycle and social media, would we see the same success of secrecy, deception, and surprise as we did 75 years ago today?
In specific narrow domains like terrorism, companies have adopted blacklists of previously identified material, but in terms of proactively preventing new illegal and harmful content from being posted in the first place, the companies have largely struggled.
Sri Lankan police wrongly identified Brown University student Amara Majeed as a suspect in the Sri Lanka church bombings.
Russia and China have shown that they are willing and able to harness the power of social media to influence the behavior of American citizens.
On Thursday, Facebook responded to U.K. regulation and announced a permanent ban on all of the U.K.’s most prominent far-right groups.
It is clear that the current system of self-regulation and total immunization of social media platforms from any responsibility or consequence of the misuse of their platforms simply isn’t working.