NEW DELHI— Facebook Inc. FB -2.60% banned a member of India’s ruling party for violating its policies against hate speech, amid a growing political storm over its handling of extremist content on its platform.
Source: The Hindu
Amidst the raging debate about Facebook’s alleged interference in the elections in India, the social media giant replying to a letter from the Congress, has said it takes “allegations of bias seriously” and denounces “hate and bigotry” in all forms.
Source: Media Post
Further escalating a battle between the two companies, Apple has reportedly rejected one of Facebook’s latest app updates in the App Store. The update would have clearly laid out Apple’s policy of taking a 30% cut of in-app purchases from a new online events feature, Facebook tells Reuters.
Source: Washington Post
The letter from 20 state attorneys general demand the company improve its civil rights record
Nearly two dozen state attorneys general demanded Facebook do more to stop the spread of disinformation, discrimination and hate in an open letter on Wednesday, the latest volley in a growing campaign targeting the company’s civil rights record.
Video in which Trump wrongly said kids were ‘almost immune’ from illness also prompted Twitter to ban president’s re-election campaign account
Facebook has removed a post from Donald Trump’s page for spreading false information about the coronavirus, a first for the social media company that has been harshly criticized for repeatedly allowing the president to break its content rules.
CHICAGO — Social media has become the target of a dueling attack ad campaign being waged online by the sitting president and his election rival. They’re shooting the messenger while giving it lots of money.
San Francisco–Nurses, doctors and supervisors at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital are protesting to remove the name of Facebook CEO from the hospital, as advertisers leave the social network owing to its inaction over the spread of hate speech on its platforms.
Facebook today banned any posts on Instagram that promote conversion therapy, a discredited practice that attempts to alter someone’s sexual orientation and usually involves torture-like aversion practices that entail pain or drugs. It’s been outlawed in Germany for minors, and the UK has promised to do likewise, CNN reports.