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Google to vet political advertisers for European Parliament elections

Google to vet political advertisers for European Parliament elections

Google announced a raft of initiatives designed to "support the democratic process" during the European Parliament elections in May, 2019.
Facebook drops news organizations from its political ad archives

Facebook drops news organizations from its political ad archives

Facebook is no longer archiving ads from news organizations that report on political issues alongside those that endorse specific candidates or issues.
ProBeat: Twitter’s biggest mistake was giving Donald Trump a pass

ProBeat: Twitter’s biggest mistake was giving Donald Trump a pass

When Twitter started changing its rules for Donald Trump, it created more problems for itself, ranging from Fox News to trolls to ordinary users.
Facebook will bring political ad transparency tools to India ahead of 2019 elections

Facebook will bring political ad transparency tools to India ahead of 2019 elections

Facebook is bringing political ad transparency tools to India, after offering users a disclaimer on political ads first in the U.S., Brazil, and the U.K.
Facebook and Twitter face growing scrutiny for their role in sparking France’s ‘Gilets Jaunes’ protests

Facebook and Twitter face growing scrutiny for their role in sparking France’s ‘Gilets Jaunes’ protests

France is looking into whether Russian operatives manipulated social networking services to create discord that have fueled widespread protests.
Congress lacks tech knowledge to properly question Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Congress lacks tech knowledge to properly question Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai was interrogated about how Google collects user data -- but the questions were worded in a way that allowed him to answer with 'it depends,' more or less.
Truecaller: Spam calls jumped over 300% in 2018

Truecaller: Spam calls jumped over 300% in 2018

According to Truecaller's yearly report, global spam calls were up 300% over last year, and scammers cost U.S. users $8.9 billion.
Washington sues Facebook over data breach

Washington sues Facebook over data breach

Facebook shares sank following a government lawsuit, criticism in U.S. Congress, and a New York Times report on how it had shared data with other companies.
Researchers downplay role of fake news and bots in France’s Yellow Vest protests

Researchers downplay role of fake news and bots in France’s Yellow Vest protests

Studies from researchers based in France cast doubt on the idea that the country's Yellow Vest movement is the result of fake news and Russian influence.
German politicians’ data published online in massive breach

German politicians’ data published online in massive breach

Personal data and documents from hundreds of German politicians and public figures including Chancellor Angela Merkel have been published online.
TIA warns U.S. government shutdown will hurt 5G rollout

TIA warns U.S. government shutdown will hurt 5G rollout

Telecommunications Industry Association criticizes the U.S. government shutdown, which is keeping the FCC from approving 5G devices.
Facebook to bring stricter ads rules to countries with big votes in 2019

Facebook to bring stricter ads rules to countries with big votes in 2019

Facebook is to extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union.
Google will bring political ad transparency tools to India ahead of general elections

Google will bring political ad transparency tools to India ahead of general elections

Google says it will bring its political ad transparency tools, including a searchable ad library, to India ahead of general elections in April and May.
Google and Facebook spend more than ever on U.S. lobbying efforts

Google and Facebook spend more than ever on U.S. lobbying efforts

Google disclosed in a quarterly filing that it spent a company-record $21.2m on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22.
Facebook’s 15th birthday is clouded by controversies and concerns

Facebook’s 15th birthday is clouded by controversies and concerns

As Facebook turns 15, the most important thing is not what the company has accomplished, but how the environment it's operating in has changed.
Germany orders Facebook to restrict data-gathering practices

Germany orders Facebook to restrict data-gathering practices

Facebook has been ordered to curb data collection practices in Germany after a ruling that it abused its market dominance to gather information about users.
U.K. says Facebook needs independent ethical oversight

U.K. says Facebook needs independent ethical oversight

Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics, British lawmakers said on Monday.
Twitter expands political ad policy to EU, India, and Australia

Twitter expands political ad policy to EU, India, and Australia

Twitter is expanding its political campaign policy and Ads Transparency Center to all European Union member states, India, and Australia.Read More