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Facebook’s Oversight Board throws the company a Trump-shaped curveball

Facebook’s controversial policy-setting supergroup issued its verdict on Trump’s fate Wednesday, and it wasn’t quite what most of us were expecting. We’ll dig into the decision to tease out what it really means, not just for Trump, but also for Facebook’s broader experiment in outsourcing difficult content moderation decisions and for just how independent the board really is. What did the Facebook Oversight Board decide? The Oversight Board backed Facebook’s determination that Trump violated i...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Social Networks, Social Media, Tech, Nick Clegg, Biden, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Board, Capitol, Facebook Facebook, The Board, Clegg


Facebook’s hand-picked ‘oversight’ panel upholds Trump ban — for now

Facebook’s content decision review body, a quasi-external panel that’s been likened to a ‘Supreme Court of Facebook’ but isn’t staffed by sitting judges, can’t be truly independent of the tech giant which funds it, has no legal legitimacy or democratic accountability, and goes by the much duller official title ‘Oversight Board’ (aka the FOB) — has just made the biggest call of its short life: Facebook’s hand-picked ‘oversight’ panel has voted against reinstating former U.S. president Donald Trum...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, United States, Nick Clegg, Freedom Of Speech, Hate Speech, Donald Trump, Alan Rusbridger, Trump, Facebook Instagram, Donald J Trump


For Trump and Facebook, judgment day is around the corner

Facebook unceremoniously confiscated Trump’s biggest social media megaphone months ago, but the former president might be poised to snatch it back. Facebook’s Oversight Board, an external Supreme Court-like policy decision making group, will either restore Trump’s Facebook privileges or banish him forever on Wednesday. Whatever happens, it’s a huge moment for Facebook’s nascent experiment in outsourcing hard content moderation calls to an elite group of global thinkers, academics and political f...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Supreme Court, Social Networks, Minneapolis, Stanford, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Software, Nick Clegg, President, Computing


Horseshoe Theory, Now on the Blockchain

Republicans whining about how social media moderators are violating their inalienable right to lucrative follower counts have found an ally in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Pinterest, Supreme Court, Social Media, David Cameron, Snapchat, Software, Nick Clegg, Computing, Donald Trump, Twitch, Operating Systems


Daily Crunch: Facebook makes it easier to view a non-algorithmic News Feed

Facebook has some thoughts and updates about its News Feed, Siri gets some new voices and Tonal becomes a unicorn. This is your Daily Crunch for March 31, 2021. The big story: Facebook makes it easier to view a non-algorithmic News Feed Facebook highlighted features today that should make it easier for users to see a version of the News Feed that isn’t shaped by the company’s algorithms. These include a Favorites view that displays posts from up to 30 of your favorite friends and Pages, as well ...
Tags: Apple, Social, Facebook, Spotify, Siri, Tech, Policy, Nick Clegg, Donald Trump, Bain Capital Ventures, Deliveroo, NFT, Abel Tesfaye, Lara Trump, Daily Crunch, Merritt Hummer


Facebook Defends Its News Feed Algorithm While Making Minor Tweaks to User Controls

On the same day that vice president of global affairs and communications Nick Clegg penned a lengthy defense of Facebook's algorithms in a Medium post, product manager Ramya Sethuraman revealed some minor tweaks to user controls over those very same algorithms in a Newsroom post. The most prominent change introduced Wednesday is the ability to...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Nick Clegg, Platforms, Social Pro Daily, Ramya Sethuraman


Facebook is making a major change that makes it easier for you to escape the algorithm-based News Feed

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Getty Facebook is making major changes to how its News Feed works. The company said it is making News Feed controls much more prominent in an upcoming update. Users will also be able to limit who comments on their posts for the first time ever. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook's making major changes to its core functionality: the News Feed timeline all users see when they sign on. Users will be able to quickly switch between...
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Facebook and News Corp Have Reached a Three Year News Distribution Deal

After temporarily disabling Australian news organizations’ ability to share news links in February, Facebook announced on Monday that it had reached a licensing agreement with the news giant News Corp. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Companies, Nick Clegg, News Corporation, News Corp, News Media, News Corp Australia, The Daily Telegraph, Facebook News, Business Finance, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet, News Media Bargaining Code, Newscomau


Facebook Rejects One of Its Oversight Board’s Recommendations

Facebook and its independent content oversight board disagreed for the first time. Vice president of global affairs and communications Nick Clegg said in a Newsroom post Thursday that Facebook committed to take action on 11 recommendations by the board, but the company disagreed with one and would not take action on it. Facebook declared when...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Nick Clegg, Platforms, Newsroom, Social Pro Daily


After Facebook’s news flex, Australia passes bargaining code for platforms and publishers

A week after Facebook grabbed eyeballs globally by blocking news publishers and turning off news-sharing on its platform in Australia, the country’s parliament has approved legislation that makes it mandatory for platform giants like Facebook and Google to negotiate to remunerate local news publishers for their content, to take account of how journalism is shared on their platforms. The News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code was developed in conjunction with Australia’s Compe...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Media, Australia, Tech, Eu, Policy, Nick Clegg, Parliament, Competition And Markets Authority, News Media, Josh Frydenberg, Clegg


10 things in tech you need to know today

Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Sheryl Sandberg signed off a decision to block a minority group in Turkey. ProPublica reported that Facebook bowed to legal demands from Turkey's government to block posts from the People's Protection Uni...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Australia, California, Trends, Walmart, Turkey, Nick Clegg, Myanmar, Salesforce, Sheryl Sandberg, Gamestop, Bell, Amazon Alexa, Tech Insider


Facebook Told Us to Suck It, for a Change

Attention, haters: you have officially been put on notice by Facebook’s VP of Global Affairs Nick Clegg. Read more...
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Facebook over-enforced Australia news ban, admits Nick Clegg

Communications chief defends reversed ban, saying it is unfair to force tech firms to pay for news content Facebook “erred on the side of over-enforcement” in removing links to hundreds of non-media organisations in Australia, Nick Clegg has admitted, in a blogpost defending the social media company’s short-lived news ban there.The former UK deputy prime minister, now Facebook’s vice-president of global affairs and communications, said the tech firm had been “forced into [the] position” of block...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Media, Australia, Social Media, Australia news, Digital Media, Nick Clegg, Australian media, Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation


EU’s top privacy regulator urges ban on surveillance-based ad targeting

The European Union’s lead data protection supervisor has recommended that a ban on targeted advertising based on tracking Internet users’ digital activity be included in a major reform of digital services rules which aims to increase operators’ accountability, among other key goals. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Wojciech Wiewiorówski, made the call for a ban on surveillance-based targeted ads in reference to the Commission’s Digital Services Act (DSA) — following a request for ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Europe, UK, Cook, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Nick Clegg, Commission, Tim Cook, Brussels, Parliament, Council, European Parliament


Facebook's Nick Clegg: The idea that Europe should ban companies from collecting users' personal data is a serious miscalculation

Nick Clegg, Head of Policy at Facebook, speaks on stage during the DLD (Digital Life Design) innovation conference. Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance/Getty Images Facebook's Nick Clegg responds to the open letters from Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Döpfner's and von der Leyen's concern about shutting down President Trump's accounts are fair, but until governments have clear laws, tech companies have to act based on their own rules. D...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, US, Trends, Eu, Netflix, Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, Alibaba, European Commission, Silicon Valley, European Parliament, Stanford University, Axel Springer


Facebook's 'supreme court' to rule on decision to suspend Trump

Former president’s account to remain suspended until board returns a ruling, which could take up to 90 daysFacebook’s oversight board, the “supreme court” set up to have a final say on the social network’s moderation decisions, will rule on the decision to suspend Donald Trump’s account, Nick Clegg has said.The referral will see the board, which is made up of more than 30 luminaries from around the world including former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, decide whether Facebook’s policies were co...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Social Networking, World news, US news, Nick Clegg, Guardian, Donald Trump, Alan Rusbridger, Trump


Daily Crunch: Apple might be working on a VR headset

A new report suggests there’s a pricey Apple VR headset in the works, Facebook’s Oversight Board will examine one of the social network’s most consequential decisions and we review the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. This is your Daily Crunch for January 21, 2021. The big story: Apple might be working on a VR headset Apple is that could debut in 2022, . The headset is supposed to include a processor more powerful than the M1 chip currently included in the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. And ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hardware, France, Tech, Mit, Nick Clegg, Virtual Reality, MacBook Air, Biden, Samsung Galaxy, Trump, Saeed, Daily Crunch, Facebook s Oversight Board, Ace Hardware Anytime Fitness The Hertz Corporation


The Fate of Trump’s Facebook Account to be Decided by Facebook’s Supreme Court

Facebook has handed the keys locking Donald Trump off its platforms over to its Oversight Board, which will decide whether the former president can once again spew his thoughts on a major social network. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Articles, Software, Nick Clegg, Computing, Donald Trump, Section 230, Oversight Board, QAnon, Facebook 's Supreme Court, Criticism Of Facebook, Trump 's Facebook Account


Trump v. Facebook

Facebook has decided to ask its new, independent Oversight Board to rule on its decision to suspend Donald Trump indefinitely. The Board will be able to make a binding determination regarding Trump, telling Facebook it was right or wrong, and Facebook and Instagram will obey. Trump will be free to a statement to the Board within two weeks. Though the question is specific to Trump, it will undoubtedly have larger impact as other government officials — in Germany, the EU, the UK, and most ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Publishing, UK, Instagram, Washington Post, Germany, Uncategorized, Eu, Turkey, Iran, Philippines, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Italy, Poland


Facebook’s Oversight Board will review the decision to suspend Trump

Facebook announced Thursday that its newly established external policy review group will take on one of the company’s most consequential acts: The decision to suspend former President Trump. On January 7, Facebook suspended Trump’s account indefinitely. That decision followed the president’s actions the day prior, when he incited a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, leaving American democracy on a razor’s edge and a nation already deep in crisis even more shaken. Facebook VP of Global Af...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Nick Clegg, Trump, Clegg, U S Capitol, Trump Administration, Oversight Board, Facebook 's Oversight Board, Facebook VP of Global Affairs and Communications


Facebook’s EU-US data transfers face their final countdown

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has agreed to swiftly finalize a long-standing complaint against Facebook’s international data transfers which could force the tech giant to suspend data flows from the European Union to the US within in a matter of months. The complaint, which was filed in 2013 by privacy campaigner Max Schrems, relates to the clash between EU privacy rights and US government intelligent agencies’ access to Facebook users’ data under surveillance programs that were rev...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Europe, Nsa, Court, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Nick Clegg, Edward Snowden, Schrems, Mass Surveillance, Zuckerberg, Max Schrems


Facebook hit with antitrust probe for tying Oculus use to Facebook accounts

Facebook’s bad week just got worse: It’s being investigated in Germany for linking usage of its VR product, Oculus, to having a Facebook account. The tech giant raised the hackles of the VR community this summer when it announced it would be merging users of the latest Oculus kit onto a single Facebook account — and would end support for existing Oculus account users by 2023. New users were immediately required to have a Facebook account in order to log in and access content for the virtua...
Tags: Social, Gaming, Facebook, Europe, Germany, US, Tech, Eu, Ireland, Nick Clegg, Antitrust, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Zuckerberg, Fco, AG


'Flexing their power': how America's richest zip code stays exclusive

Atherton, California – home to Silicon Valley heavyweights like Eric Schmidt and Nick Clegg – isn’t technically a gated community. But its laws create walls of their ownIf fences make good neighbors, then Atherton, California should be full of good neighbors.In America’s most expensive zip code, an abundance of wrought-iron fences, sturdy brick walls and towering hedgerows abound. Some gated mansions sit in gated neighborhoods that sit behind barricades of large oak trees – veritable fortresses ...
Tags: California, Housing, America, Communities, US news, Nick Clegg, Silicon Valley, Eric Schmidt, Atherton California


Facebook is reportedly planning to woo Joe Biden by rolling out new vaccine and climate change features

2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Reuters/Alan Freed; Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Facebook is building a strategy to help get on President-elect Joe Biden's good side, company sources told the Financial Times. Facebook is reportedly planning to crack down harder on COVID-19 misinformation, and is considering adding an information banner to its site encouraging users to get vaccinated. Facebook is also reportedly looking at ways to encourage users ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Climate Change, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Britain, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Paris, Vaccine, Biden, Kamala Harris, Zuckerberg, Trump


Europe puts out advice on fixing international data transfers that’s cold comfort for Facebook

Following the landmark CJEU ‘Schrems II’ ruling in July, which invalidated the four-year-old EU-US Privacy Shield, European data protection regulators have today published 38-pages of guidance for businesses stuck trying to navigate the uncertainty around how to (legally) transfer personal data out of the European Union. The European Data Protection Board’s (EDPB) recommendations focus on measures data controllers might be able to put in place to supplement the use of another transfer mechanism:...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Europe, UK, Privacy, Politico, Court, US, Tech, Eu, Encryption, Nick Clegg, Biden, Cloud Services, Max Schrems, Gdpr


EU parliament backs tighter rules on behavioural ads

The EU parliament has backed a call for tighter regulations on behavioral ads (aka microtargeting) in favor of less intrusive, contextual forms of advertising — urging Commission lawmakers to also assess further regulatory options, including looking at a phase-out leading to a full ban. MEPs also want Internet users to be able to opt out of algorithmic content curation altogether. The legislative initiative, introduced by the Legal Affairs committee, sets the parliament on a collision course wit...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, France, US, Tech, Eu, Ireland, Nick Clegg, Commission, Belgium, EC, Cnil, DPA, TCF


Facebook has rejected 2.2 million ads for trying to 'obstruct voting' in the US presidential election

Facebook vice-president Nick Clegg. Lino Mirgeler Facebook said it has rejected 2.2 million ads for trying to "obstruct voting" in the November 3 US presidential election. The tech giant has also taken down 120,000 posts and put warnings on 150 million posts for the same reasons, according to Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs. Clegg said Facebook's AI systems could delete posts and accounts "even before they are reported by users." His comments come as pressure grows ...
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Facebook has blocked 2.2 million ads for breaking its rules on elections ahead of the November vote

Facebook vice-president Nick Clegg. Lino Mirgeler Facebook said it had taken down 120,000 posts for violating its "voter interference policies" ahead of the US election. The posts were taken down across Facebook and Instagram, which Facebook owns. Facebook has also rejected 2.2 million ads because the organizations behind them had not yet been approved to run political ads, it said. The news comes as pressure grows on Facebook to tackle misinformation in the runup to Election Day. Visit Bu...
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Facebook says it rejected 2.2m ads seeking to obstruct voting in US election

Nick Clegg, Facebook vice president, says social media giant also attached false information warnings to 150m postsA total of 2.2m ads on Facebook and Instagram have been rejected and 120,000 posts withdrawn for attempting to “obstruct voting” in the upcoming US presidential election, Facebook’s vice president Nick Clegg has said.In addition, warnings were posted on 150m examples of false information posted online, the former British deputy prime minister told French weekly Journal du Dimanche o...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, US, US politics, Nick Clegg, Journal du Dimanche, Nick Clegg Facebook, US elections 2020


Tech giants are ignoring questions over the legality of their EU-US data transfers

A survey of responses from more than 30 companies to questions about how they’re approaching EU-US data transfers in the wake of a landmark ruling (aka Schrems II) by Europe’s top court in July, which struck down the flagship Privacy Shield over US surveillance overreach, suggests most are doing the equivalent of burying their head in the sand and hoping the legal nightmare goes away. European privacy rights group, noyb, has done most of the groundwork here — rounding up in this 45-page report r...
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