Twitter suspends Infowars' Alex Jones for abuse

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter Far-right conspiracy theorist will not be able to tweet, retweet or favourite tweets for seven days A Twitter spokesperson said the action was taken for a video that was in violation of the company’s rules on abusive behaviour and inciting violence. Photograph: Tamir Läs mer…

Why YouTubers are feeling the burn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer YouTube Why YouTubers are feeling the burn From fashionistas to popular scientists, YouTube’s top video stars are crumbling under the relentless pressure of producing new content for the site Screen-shots from Lucy Moon, Emma Blackery and Charlie McDonnell’s YouTube channels. Photograph: YouTube Läs mer…

Why does Twitter let Alex Jones break its rules with his rants? Well, money rules | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Twitter Twitter is the last major host for Alex Jones’s rants. Why does he get to break their rules? Hannah Jane Parkinson The tech giant is scared of losing power, yet as a media platform it must be responsible for its content Alex Läs mer…

Peak social media? Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat fail to make new friends

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Social networking Peak social media? Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat fail to make new friends As the market matures and young people share elsewhere, growing pains hit Silicon Valley More than 3 million under-25s are expected to abandon Facebook in the UK and US by Läs mer…

Does the banning of Alex Jones signal a new era of big tech responsibility?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Internet Does the banning of Alex Jones signal a new era of big tech responsibility? With the removal of the conspiracy theorist’s material from key platforms, firms have changed their tune on ‘free speech’ – but some see the move as more about money Läs mer…

Tech firms fear regulation nightmare if MPs get their way

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology Report into fake news could put legal burden on firms such as Twitter and Facebook to remove harmful and illegal content The report is expected to call for the creation of a new legal framework for regulating technology firms. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Facebook, Läs mer…