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Ethiopia on Feb 13 passed a law punishing "hate speech" and "disinformation" with hefty fines and long jail terms, despite fears by rights groups it undermines gains in free speech.
Since its early days, Jeff Bezos has worked with a small team of Amazon’s senior executives to disseminate his ideas, shape company culture, solve emerging problems and set high-level goals – an annual process that concludes in the early part of each year.
Last week, food and travel blogger Alycia Chrosniak got an unusual alert on her phone: Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign was inviting her to earn US$150 by making content about why she supported the billionaire Democratic candidate in the US election.
The issue of misleading political messages on social media arose again last week, when US President Trump tweeted out an edited video showing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi repeatedly tearing up his State of the Union speech as he honoured audience members and showed a military family reuniting.
Problems with a mobile app appeared to force a delay in reporting the results of the Iowa caucuses Feb 3, leaving the campaigns, voters and the media in election limbo and pressing for an explanation.
YouTube said Feb 3 it would remove election-related videos that are "manipulated or doctored" to mislead voters, as part of its efforts to stem online misinformation.
The new coronavirus roiling financial markets and prompting travel bans is taking on a life of its own on the Internet, once again putting US-based social media companies on the defensive about their efforts to curb the spread of false or dangerous information.
Facebook Inc recommended rules on Jan 28 for how its independent oversight board will work and said a former human rights group director will lead the board's administrative staff.
Instead of casting their ballot in a designated Polling Place, some Washington residents can vote in a US election using their smartphones.
Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the US presidential election.