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On March 24, Jeffrey VanWingen, a family physician in Grand Rapids, Michigan, posted his first-ever video to YouTube. VanWingen, decked out in medical scrubs in his kitchen, spent 13 minutes explaining how to disinfect a cereal box, a carton of broth, and some broccoli, while a masked friend filmed him from a safe distance. He gave it a title likely to show up in anxious web searches: "PSA Grocery Shopping Tips in Covid-19”.
Facebook and Instagram users are finding that the company’s efforts to combat Covid-19 misinformation mean that other types of inappropriate posts are being overlooked due to a lack of resources.
UK lawmakers meeting on April 30 will question executives from some of the world’s biggest technology companies on their efforts to eliminate the spread of misinformation during the pandemic.
Twitter Inc will grant researchers and software developers access to a real-time data stream of tens of millions of daily public tweets about COVID-19, which they can use to study the spread of the disease or track misinformation, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday.
Nine mobile app companies are launching a new trade group to weigh in on the nation’s most controversial tech policy issues, banding together to assert their independence from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google.
US president Donald Trump’s attack on Twitter Inc has highlighted how the European Union and the US are taking radically different approaches to overhaul how social media platforms should treat user content.
Republican Senator Josh Hawley is drafting legislation to weaken a liability shield that protects technology companies including Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google.
The US Justice Department plans to submit proposed legislation to Congress that would roll back legal protections for online platforms such as Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc if they censor content or fail to police misconduct on their websites, according to a Trump administration official.
Roughly five hours after an internal email went out Friday to Amazon employees telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones, the online retailing giant appeared to backtrack, calling the ban a mistake.
For years Jefferson Kelley watched hate bloom in his treasured online spaces.