Russia on Tuesday said it has officially warned US internet giant Google against “meddling” in next Sunday’s local elections by hosting opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s videos calling for mass protests.
President Donald Trump took aim Tuesday at Google, claiming that news search results were “rigged” against him, which prompted a White House aide to suggest the administration may look at regulating the huge internet platform.
Word that Google is crafting a search engine to meet China’s draconian censorship rules has sparked widespread employee anger at the company which has responded by limiting workers’ access to documents about the project, a report said Friday.
The viral spread of hoaxes and misinformation ahead of the US election and Brexit referendum two years ago was a wake-up call for many established news media, who have gone on the offensive to shore up their credibility and help filter out fake news.
Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering “invasive” and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws aimed at giving users more control and choice, a government study said Wednesday.
A Singaporean historian attacked for challenging the official narrative of the city-state’s history during parliamentary hearings on “fake news” has won backing from over 130 academics from universities around the world.
The EU’s top official charged with fighting fake news says Europe needs to redouble its efforts to tackle the phenomenon in the run-up to elections, as fears grow about Russian meddling in votes across the continent.
The lobby group for some of the most powerful US tech firms said Friday it would join the legal challenge to the planned rollback of “net neutrality” rules requiring internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally.
A top Google executive has said the US internet giant has to do more to crack down on illegal content and misinformation, after American firms were grilled in Congress over Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.
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