Twitter’s Revised World Leader Policy is Still Sanctioned Bullying

Twitter is exploring ways to add a disclaimer or other context around Tweets from world leaders that break their terms of service but the company has chosen to leave up because of their supposed newsworthiness. Twitter’s head of legal, policy, and trust and safety, Vijaya Gadde explained: “One of the things we’re working really closely on with […]

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Facebook’s Moment for Thought Leadership on Internet Regulation Has Passed

It’s no surprise that Mark Zuckerberg has called for “updating the rules for the Internet” – he signaled as much last April in his testimony before the U.S. Senate, inclining his head towards the yoke of regulation.  But things have changed significantly since then and Zuckerberg has missed his moment to lead on the design […]

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Sizing Up Facebook’s New Disclosures About the Christchurch Shooting

This post is published in collaboration with Just Security. On Wednesday, Facebook released new information about how the video of the recent terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, circulated online. A Facebook blog post says: “The video was viewed fewer than 200 times during the live broadcast. No users reported the video during the live broadcast. Including the views […]

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Facebook’s New Groove: Did Anything Really Change?

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg announced “A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking”.  “I understand that many people don’t think Facebook can or would even want to build this kind of privacy-focused platform,” he writes, “because frankly we don’t currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services.”  The reactions to his post were mixed, with some […]

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