Big tech could do better at protecting the environment

By |marec 17th, 2020|Amazon, Apple, Climate Change, Data Centres, digital giants, environment, Facebook, France, GAFAM, Google, Microsoft, News|

Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, known as 'GAFAM' in France, say they are protecting the environment, but that's not the point. Partly responsible for the carbon impact of digital technology, these multinationals are mainly trying to mini...

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EU alert triggered after coronavirus disinformation campaign

By |marec 4th, 2020|Code of practice against disinformation, coronavirus, disinformation, EU, Europe, Facebook, fake news, Google, Microsoft, News, Twitter, Věra Jourová|

An EU instrument designed to monitor serious cases of disinformation has been triggered following a series of online campaigns surrounding the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has confirmed, in what could be the first time the EU's ...

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg backs regulation of harmful online content

By |februar 15th, 2020|disinformation, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, MSC2020, Munich security conference, News|

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday (15 February) said harmful online content should be regulated, adding that his company should be subject to a regulatory framework that is different from those used for existing media and telecoms companies.

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Facebook says it dismantles Russian intelligence operation targeting Ukraine

By |februar 13th, 2020|Facebook, fake news, News, Russian propaganda, Ukraine crisis|

Facebook on Wednesday (12 February) said it had suspended a network of accounts used by Russian military intelligence to seed false narratives online targeting Ukraine and other countries in Eastern Europe.

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Soros accuses Facebook of conspiring to re-elect Trump

By |januar 24th, 2020|China, Davos 2020, Donald Trump, EU-China relations, Facebook, George Soros, News, Xi Jinping|

Speaking in Davos, billionaire and philanthropist George Soros accused Facebook of working for the re-election of US President Donald Trump, in a speech where he  also targeted “would-be dictator” Matteo Salvini as one of the biggest threats to European democracies.

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Facebook ‘on the side of free expression’ as EU steps up disinformation fight

By |januar 22nd, 2020|Code of practice against disinformation, disinformation, EU, Facebook, fake news, media, News, Nick Clegg, Věra Jourová|

Social media giant Facebook has warned against curtailing freedom of expression as the EU considers measures to clamp down on disinformation campaigns across online platforms.

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Facebook to remove deepfake videos in run-up to 2020 U.S. election

By |januar 7th, 2020|deep fakes, Facebook, News, US election|

Facebook said it will remove deepfakes and other manipulated videos from its platform if they have been edited, but not content that is parody or satire, in a move aimed at curbing misinformation ahead of the U.S. presidential election.

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ECJ opinion backs EU data transfer contracts

By |december 19th, 2019|data protection, EU, EU-US privacy shield, Facebook, Max Schrems, News, privacy shield, Standard Contractual Clauses, US|

The European Commission's standard contractual clauses (SCC), used for data transfers between EU and non-EU countries, are "valid", according to an non-binding opinion from an advocate general at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

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Facebook, privacy activist Schrems battle nears end

By |december 18th, 2019|data protection, EU, Facebook, Max Schrems, News|

Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems’ seven-year battle against Facebook reaches a crucial point tomorrow (19 December) when an adviser to Europe’s top court will issue his view on whether tools used by companies to transfer data abroad are legal or not.

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Tensions over data privacy cast shadow over potential Greens-Five Star alliance

By |december 18th, 2019|Alexandra Geese, data protection, European Parliament, Facebook, Greens, Italy, News|

A leading Green MEP has hit out at Italy's 5 Star Movement (M5S) following the recent news that Facebook is investigating the party over potential data misuse, bringing further doubt to the possibility of the party joining forces with the Greens in the...

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