Facebook’s ‘oversight’ body overturns four takedowns and issues a slew of policy suggestions – ITPro.works

Facebook’s self-regulatory ‘Oversight Board’ (FOB) has delivered its first batch of decisions on contested content moderation decisions almost two months after picking its first cases. A long time in the … Read More

YouTube reverses ban on UK’s TalkRadio for COVID-19 policy breaches – ITPro.works

YouTube has reversed a controversial ban on the account of TalkRadio, a News Corp-owned UK national radio station that covers news and current affairs. The station revealed yesterday its channel … Read More

Europe urged to block Google-Fitbit ahead of major digital policy overhaul – ITPro.works

The European Commission must block the Google -Fitbit merger as a matter of democratic imperative, prominent academic and author Shoshana Zuboff has warned. The Harvard professor who wrote the defining … Read More

Twitter changes its hacked materials policy in wake of New York Post controversy – ITPro.works

Twitter has announced an update to its hacked materials policy — saying it will no longer remove hacked content unless it’s directly shared by hackers or those “acting in concert … Read More

Google pulls India’s Paytm app from Play Store for repeat policy violations – TechCrunch

Google has pulled popular Indian financial services app Paytm from the Play Store for violating its gambling policies. Paytm is India’s most valuable startup and claims over 50 million monthly active … Read More

Twitter flags Indian politician’s years-old tweet for violating its policy – TechCrunch

Twitter has flagged a post from Indian politician T. Raja Singh for violating its policy days after TechCrunch asked the social giant about the three-year-old questionable tweet. In a video … Read More

As advertisers revolt, Facebook commits to flagging ‘newsworthy’ political speech that violates policy

As advertisers pull away from Facebook to protest the social networking giant’s hands-off approach to misinformation and hate speech, the company is instituting a number of stronger policies to woo … Read More