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Victims suffer online abuse, threats and obscenities as netizens attack political rivals. Cyberbullying cases rise as Hongkongers spend more time online during pandemic.
The threat of cyberattackers subverting elections around the world puts not just democratic institutions at risk but also a country’s creditworthiness, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
Efforts by the United Arab Emirates to fight the coronavirus have renewed questions about mass surveillance in this US-allied federation of seven sheikhdoms.
A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found that the company’s elevation of free expression – especially by politicians – above other values has hurt its progress on other matters like discrimination, elections interference and protecting vulnerable users.
For years, Facebook Inc brushed off complaints from civil rights groups that it didn’t do enough to combat racism, discrimination and voter suppression flourishing on its site. Now, pressure from a boycott by major advertisers is forcing the social media giant to address their concerns.
Packed rallies are out, along with their cheers and jeers. In comes the Internet, with its memes and trolls.
US President Donald Trump and Joe Biden share a disdain for Facebook Inc and say the speech it publicizes should be regulated. But neither one is ready to quit the troubled platform.
Executives from Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Google told US lawmakers they are combating disinformation on a range of subjects including the 2020 election and have taken down videos, posts and messages deemed false and a risk to health and safety.
Facebook is allowing users to turn off all political ads in a move aimed at quelling criticism of the leading social network's hands-off approach to election misinformation.
A Russia-based group has for the last six years peddled forged documents and used fake social-media accounts in an effort to influence elections and divide critics in the West, while mostly avoiding efforts to detect such activity, according to an exhaustive report on the operation released on June 16.