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Pinterest’s moderation doesn’t catch some abusive and false material

By abuse, anti-vaxx, child abuse, child pornography, engadget, gear, Internet, misinformation, moderation, News, Pinterest, racism, social media, Social network, social networking

Pinterest has received kudos for moderation that relies on customizing search results to hide or counter material, but it appears to have its limits. OneZero has discovered numerous cases where Pinterest’s moderation didn’t catch some abusive …

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Facebook, Google and others adopt guidelines intended to fight child abuse

By abuse, Australia, Canada, child exploitation, child safety, department of justice, DoJ, engadget, gear, grooming, guidelines, Homeland Security, Internet, New Zealand, online, politics, principles, Security, sexual abuse, UK, voluntary

Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security — along with government counterparts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom — published guidelines to help the tech industry fight online child exploitation. The …

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Twitter bans financial site Zero Hedge over false coronavirus claims

By abuse, coronavirus, doxxing, engadget, gear, harassment, health, Internet, medicine, social media, Social network, social networking, Twitter, zero hedge

It’s not just Facebook and Google fighting false coronavirus information. Twitter has permanently banned financial site and conspiracy promoter Zero Hedge after it shared a story that not only made unsubstantiated claims that a Wuhan-based scientist…

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France fines Google $167 million over unpredictable advertising rules

By abuse, advertising, Business, competition, engadget, fine, fines, France, gear, gibmedia, google, Google ads, Internet, politics, rules, watchdog

After a four-year investigation, France’s competition watchdog is fining Google €150 million ($167 million) for opaque and unpredictable advertising rules, Reuters reports. The investigation began after French company Gibmedia accused Google of…

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Reddit widens its anti-harassment policies to enable swifter crackdowns

By abuse, bullying, engadget, gear, harassment, Internet, policy, reddit, social media, Social network, social networking

Reddit is toughening its anti-harassment policies, and that’s having consequences for parts of its community. The social site’s new approach no longer limits harassment to those instances of “continued” or “systematic” activity, and includes any ins…

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EA removes Kareem Hunt from ‘Madden 19’ following assault

By abuse, av, ea, easports, engadget, games, gaming, kareemhunt, madden19, NFL, personal computing, personalcomputing, videogames, violence

A football player’s conduct is leading to consequences on both real and virtual football fields. EA is removing former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt from Madden 19 after TMZ showed a video of Hunt kicking and shoving a woman in a Clevel…

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Twitter wants to ‘increase the health of public conversation’

By abuse, Algorithms, bots, bullying, Business, congress, engadget, gear, harrassment, hearing, houseenergyandcommercecommittee, Internet, jackdorsey, politics, services, Social, socialmedia, trolls, Twitter

Twitter doesn’t only want to be more transparent about the toxic content on its site, it also wants to be more proactive about removing it altogether. Speaking to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce today, as part of a hearing titled “Twitter:…

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Watch tomorrow’s Jack Dorsey congressional hearings right here

By abuse, Algorithms, bots, Business, congress, engadget, facebook, gear, houseenergyandcommercecommittee, Internet, jackdorsey, politics, russia, senateintelligencecommittee, services, sherylsandberg, Social, socialmedia, trolls, Twitter

Another round of social media congressional hearings is upon us. This time, it’s Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s turn, who will be testifying alongside Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg before the Senate Intelligence Committee on September…

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Ruby Rose is the latest celebrity driven off Twitter by abuse

By abuse, batman, batwoman, bullying, cyberbullying, engadget, entertainment, gear, harrassment, Internet, LGBT, LGBTQ, onlineharrassment, rubyrose, safety, Social, socialmedia, trolls, Twitter

It’s only been a few days since Ruby Rose was cast as “Batwoman” for the CW series Arrowverse, but the Australian actor has already had to quit Twitter after a stream of abusive messages. Much of the backlash has focused on accusations that Rose — w…

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Ruby Rose is the latest celebrity driven off Twitter by abuse

By abuse, batman, batwoman, bullying, cyberbullying, engadget, entertainment, gear, harrassment, Internet, LGBT, LGBTQ, onlineharrassment, rubyrose, safety, Social, socialmedia, trolls, Twitter

It’s only been a few days since Ruby Rose was cast as “Batwoman” for the CW series Arrowverse, but the Australian actor has already had to quit Twitter after a stream of abusive messages. Much of the backlash has focused on accusations that Rose — w…

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Now Twitter’s quest to become a ‘safer’ place has a schedule

By abuse, engadget, gear, hate, Internet, jackdorsey, policy, rules, ruleupdate, safety, safetycalendar, Social, socialmedia, tos, Twitter

You no longer have to wonder when you’ll see Twitter implement the new rules promised by its CEO and outlined in that leaked email. The social network has released a “Safety Calendar,” which details when it will roll out a series of new rules to make…

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#WomenBoycottTwitter protest spreads across social media

By abuse, boycott, engadget, entertainment, harrassment, Internet, jackdorsey, kellyellis, rosemcgowan, Twitter, womenboycotttwitter

Twitter has been home to many hashtag campaigns, but tonight one is trending that’s a little different: #WomenBoycottTwitter. Sparked by its “temporary lock” of Rose McGowan’s account yesterday, the movement’s purpose is to go dark “In solidarity w @…

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