Policy reps from each company faced US Congress to talk about kids and online safety, marking the first time Snapchat and TikTok appeared in a major tech hearing.
Video-sharing giant YouTube has already banned posts that spread falsehoods around coronavirus treatments. The Google-owned site now says its concerns about the spread of medical conspiracy theories go beyond the pandemic.
The company said on Tuesday it would turn off its “location history” feature, which tracks location data, for users under 18 globally.
The social media platforms had given assurance of crackdown against vaccine misinformation but fake content continues to go around.
An increasing number of songs created by voice cloning technology are making rounds on the Internet. But fraudsters also enjoy using AI-generated voice clones.
Social media influencers in France say an advertising agency offered to pay them if they agreed to smear Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine with fake stories.
The ban, instated until 1100 GMT on YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Telegram, comes as government tries to stem days of anti-French protests by supporters of now-banned far-right Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan.
Omar and Hana infuse teachings from the Quran with colourful animation.
State telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor gives Twitter an extra month to remove "illegal content" or face a complete blockage in Russia.
Turkey's new social media regulations require social media platforms with more than one million unique daily users to appoint representatives who can handle court orders to take down offending content within 48 hours.
Iranian social media has been awash with criticism of new music video by popular underground Iranian singer, “Sasy,” who over the years has become known for contentious lyrics that Iran's conservatives see as tainting the country's moral probity.
Hundreds of thousands of videos uploaded by Syrian activists were removed following the introduction of automated software in 2017 to detect and delete objectionable content.
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