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Elizabeth Culliford

Twitter wants your feedback on its deepfake policy plans

12 Nov 2019

Social media platform Twitter on Monday unveiled its plan for handling deepfake videos and other manipulated media, and called for feedback from the public.

International committee calls for pause on false political ads online

08 Nov 2019

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO An international "grand committee" of lawmakers called on Thursday for a pause on online micro-targeted political ads with false or misleading information until the area is regulated.

Top Republican McConnell says Twitter ban on political ads undermines free speech

06 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday Twitter's basis for its recent decision to ban political advertisements boiled down to the same "misunderstandings" that he said have been used to undermine free speech in the past.

Activist Sharpton takes Facebook ad concerns to Zuckerberg's home

05 Nov 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton said he had a "no-holds-barred meeting" with Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook Inc CEO's home on Monday over the company's decision not to fact-check ads and other content from politicians.

Domestic online interference mars global elections - report

05 Nov 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Domestic governments and local actors engaged in online interference in efforts to influence 26 of 30 national elections studied by a democracy watchdog over the past year, according to a report released on Monday.

Democratic groups launch $75 million digital ad effort to fight Trump

04 Nov 2019

SAN FRANCISCO A progressive digital group on Monday launched a $75 million digital advertising campaign to take on U.S. President Donald Trump's online ad juggernaut, one year ahead of the November 2020 presidential election.

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