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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.
Popular short-video app TikTok said on Sept 7 that it was removing a clip of a suicide circulating on its platform and was banning accounts that were repeatedly trying to upload the clip.
TikTok has proposed a global coalition of social media firms for early identification and removal of harmful content, the company said on Tuesday, as networking apps face a barrage of criticism over issues ranging from misinformation to data privacy.
Big technology platforms are calling on the European Union to protect them from legal liabilities for removing hate speech and illegal content as government scrutiny over how platforms manage user posts grows worldwide.
On Nov 9, cable outlet One America News Network posted two videos to its YouTube account titled “Trump won”. The clips echoed several others telling viewers, falsely, that US President Donald Trump was re-elected and that the vote was marred by fraud.
US conservatives backing President Donald Trump’s claims of election malfeasance have sparked a migration to alternative social media sites which have refrained from filtering unverified claims.
After Trump leaves office, Twitter and Facebook will take different approaches to handling his posts
Among the questions that came up at the US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was how Facebook and Twitter will treat the posts of President Trump after he leaves the White House in January 2021, when president-elect Joe Biden takes office.