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Are internet companies becoming our social censors and should they?

Are internet companies becoming our social censors and should they?

Written by on August 16, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer had its internet domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, part of a broad move by the tech industry in recent months to take a stronger hand in policing online hate-speech and incitements to […]

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What exactly is the power of Facebook? An election?

What exactly is the power of Facebook? An election?

Written by on November 16, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Facebook has a Twitter-ish problem on its hands. Founder Mark Zuckerberg denied his company played a role in helping get Donald Trump elected as U.S. president because of the spread of fake news articles. And yet, the social network regularly boasts to advertisers about its influence over nearly […]

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China back on US list for harmful censorship practices

China back on US list for harmful censorship practices

Written by on April 8, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States has labeled China’s internet censorship a trade barrier in a report for the first time since 2013, saying worsening online restrictions are damaging the business of U.S. companies. Since Xi Jinping became China’s president that year, the U.S. had not listed China’s so-called Great Firewall as a trade impediment despite […]

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The real cost of internet filters

The real cost of internet filters

Written by on December 30, 2013 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Let us be honest. Communications firms are in the business of making connections, not blocking them. And though some may deny it, many people make all sorts of unexpected connections to many other people. Just consider who has been listening to Angela Merkel’s conversations, or how London newspaper editors joke about hacking each other’s voicemail. […]

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