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Facebook and Twitter CEOs Feud Over Whether to Fact-Check Trump’s False Tweets

Facebook vowed not to fact-check the president while Twitter doubled down after fact-checking Trump's false claim about mail voting.

YouTube Claims It Deleted Comments Criticizing Chinese Communist Party for 6 Months by Mistake

YouTube said it was the result of an error but it appears to have gone on for months.

Facebook Pays $52M Settlement Over Horrific Working Conditions of its Content Moderators

The severe PTSD symptoms experienced by many of Facebook's content moderators were just the start of the problems. 

Facebook “Scales Back” Their Controversial Cryptocurrency Plan

What was once heralded by the company as a "revolutionary" new payment system now amounts to little more than a copy of PayPal.

When it Comes to the Internet, Chinese Practices are Neither Desirable Nor Inevitable

A response to Jack Goldsmith and Andrew Keane Woods. 

Uncritically Inflating Government Surveillance Amid COVID-19 Crackdown is a Mistake

The fear generated by this global pandemic presents ample opportunity to carelessly inflate the size of the surveillance state. We can't let that happen. 

YouTube Joins Netflix in Mass Video Downgrade for Pandemic Overloads

YouTube is joining other big tech platforms in a global effort to reduce strains on the internet as engagements increase during the coronavirus outbreak.

YouTube Warns of Increased Video Removals Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Social isolation policies all over the world mean that YouTube is having to rely even more on its notoriously imperfect AI to moderate content on the platform during the pandemic. 

Facebook Temporarily Abandons Cryptocurrency Plans Amid Congressional Pressure to Regulate

Though earlier reports of completely abandoning the project seem to be false, it's clear that Facebook plans to seriously alter their original cryptocurrency ambitions.

Australian Lawsuit Targets Facebook for $500B Over Cambridge Analytica

Australia’s communications commission is suing Facebook over for its role in allowing a deceptive phone app to secretly invade the privacy of 87 million users.