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France plans to impose stricter regulations on social media platforms

France is to impose stricter regulation of abusive posts on social media to end “online impunity” and compel platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to take down hateful posts. The move follows a scandal over a macho “boys' club” of male media executives who trolled female colleagues online. Eight journalists and public relations executives have have resigned or been suspended this week after they admitted anonymously hounding feminists and minority colleagues online. All eight belonged to a ...
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How safe are teen apps?

Beyond WhatsApp and Facebook, there are many other platforms used by children and teens that may be open to abuseSince 14-year-old Molly Russell killed herself in 2017, the apps and services our teenagers and children use – and their safety – have become a key concern for parents. Last week, the digital minister, Margot James, stated that “the tragic death of Molly Russell is the latest consequence of a social media world that behaves as if it is above the law”. James went on to announce plans t...
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Instagram heads off regulations with ban on self-harm images | analysis

Tackling non-graphic related content, however, presents harder challenge than graphicInstagram has bowed to public pressure and introduced a series of policies aimed at protecting vulnerable young people who use the site.Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has committed to tightening up a number of policies relating to self-harm and suicide on the photo-sharing platform after weeks of pressure spearheaded by the father of Molly Russell, a 14-year-old who took her life in 2017. Ian Russell beli...
Tags: Technology, Media, Instagram, Children, Social Media, Society, Digital Media, Adam Mosseri, Ian Russell, Molly Russell


Facebook and Instagram Made Changes to Their Policies on Self-Harm, Suicide

Facebook and Instagram separately detailed changes they are implementing to their policies on content related to self-harm and suicide. The changes were in part a reaction to Molly Russell, the British teen who took her own life in 2017 at the age of 14. The tragedy has returned to the headlines due to her father's...
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Instagram and Facebook will start censoring ‘graphic images’ of self-harm

In light of a recent tragedy, Instagram is updating the way it handles pictures depicting self-harm. Instagram and Facebook announced changes to their policies around content depicting cutting and other forms of self harm in dual blog posts Thursday. The changes comes about in light of the 2017 suicide of a 14 year old girl named Molly Russell, a UK resident who took her own life in 2017. Following her death, her family discovered that Russell was engaged with accounts that depicted and promoted...
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Instagram bans 'graphic' self-harm images after Molly Russell's death

Social media site announces action following criticism from British teenager’s fatherInstagram has announced it will ban all graphic self-harm images from its platform after the father of British teenager Molly Russell said it was partly to blame for her death.Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, said “no graphic self-harm image” would in future be allowed on the platform. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Media, Instagram, Children, Social Media, Society, UK News, Digital Media, Adam Mosseri, Molly Russell


Instagram is going to ban all graphic images of self-harm after it was blamed for the suicide of a British teenager

Instagram is banning all graphic images of self-harm. It follows the social network being blamed for the suicide of British teenager, Molly Russell. Instagram boss Adam Mosseri said "we are not where we need to be on self-harm and suicide." Banning graphic content is one of four steps he laid out to make the platform safer. Instagram's new boss has promised to ban all graphic images of self-harm after the social network was blamed for the suicide of a British teenager. Adam Mosseri has been i...
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Molly Russell: Who owns your data when you die?

The parents of Molly Russell hope to gain access to her social media data to help understand her suicide.
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'Why can't I see my daughter's data?'

The parents of Molly Russell hope to gain access to her social media data to help understand her suicide.
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Molly Russell: 'Why can't I see my daughter's data?'

The parents of Molly Russell hope to gain access to her social media data to help understand her suicide.
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Alphabet topped revenue targets in Q4 but rising costs spooked Wall Street. Google's parent company's net revenue rose 23% in the fourth quarter compared with last year, but its payments to partners rose at a faster 26% clip.  Apple is squirreling away money to pay for lawsuits related to its iPhone 'batterygate' throttling scandal. Apple said in a recent SEC filing that it has set aside some money to pay for the litigation as a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Youtube, Trends, Netflix, SEC, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sundar Pichai, Alexa, Accel, Pichai, Marie Kondo


Instagram to blur self-harm images after Molly Russell's suicide

“I have been deeply moved by the tragic stories that have come to light this past month of Molly Russell and other families affected by suicide and self-harm,” wrote Instagram chief executive Adam Mosseri in a Telegraph op-ed today. “Even as a parent, I cannot begin to imagine what these families are going through and my thoughts go out to them.” With those words, Instagram began its announcement of new features to make it a little harder for users to view images of self-harm, which he says wil...
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Instagram’s Adam Mosseri to meet UK health secretary over suicide content concerns

The still fresh-in-post boss of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, has been asked to meet the UK’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, to discuss the social media platform’s handling of content that promotes suicide and self harm, the BBC reports. Mosseri’s summons follows an outcry in the UK over disturbing content being recommended to vulnerable users of Instagram, following the suicide of a 14 year old schoolgirl, Molly Russell, who killed herself in 2017. After her death, Molly’s family discovered she ...
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Instagram to launch 'sensitivity screens' after Molly Russell's death

Facebook-owned app promises changes to better shield users from self-harm imagesInstagram will introduce “sensitivity screens” to hide images of self-harm in an attempt to protect young people who use the site, the app’s head has announced.Adam Mosseri, who took over Instagram after the app’s founders departed suddenly in 2018, has promised a series of changes following the death of the British teenager Molly Russell, whose parents believe she took her own life after being exposed to graphic ima...
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Instagram boss summoned to Whitehall over self-harm content

It comes after links between the suicide of teenager Molly Russell and distressing online content.
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Instagram boss to meet health secretary over self-harm content

It comes after links between the suicide of teenager Molly Russell and distressing online content.
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Instagram's boss says it's not doing enough to catch self-harm images before they are discovered by users

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri admitted in an op-ed that Instagram isn't doing enough to catch images of self-harm and suicide before they reach other users. The article follows the suicide of British teenager Molly Russell, whose family subsequently found she'd been viewing graphic images of self-harm on Instagram. Mosseri is due to meet with UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who has warned social media companies that if they fail to regulate themselves, the government will to step in. Head ...
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Facebook pledges to do more on self-harm

Sir Nick Clegg said the network "would do whatever it takes" after 14-year-old Molly Russell's death.
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Facebook will do 'whatever it takes' on self-harm

Sir Nick Clegg said the network "would do whatever it takes" after 14-year-old Molly Russell's death.
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Mental health: UK could ban social media over suicide images, minister warns

It comes after the father of 14-year-old Molly Russell blamed Instagram recommendations for her death.
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UK 'could ban' social media over suicide images

It comes after the father of 14-year-old Molly Russell blamed Instagram recommendations for her death.
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The facts about Facebook

This is a critical reading of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s article in the WSJ on Thursday, also entitled The Facts About Facebook.  Yes Mark, you’re right; Facebook turns 15 next month. What a long time you’ve been in the social media business! We’re curious as to whether you’ve also been keeping count of how many times you’ve been forced to apologize for breaching people’s trust or, well, otherwise royally messing up over the years. It’s also true you weren’t setting out to build “a...
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Instagram boss responds to suicide claims

Parent company Facebook says it is "deeply upset" by the death of Molly Russell, and is reviewing its policies.
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Instagram 'helped kill my daughter'

After Molly Russell took her own life, her family found distressing material through her Instagram account.
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