Senate panel approves bill to give news organizations more power against tech platforms


WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve a bill aimed at allowing news organizations to band together to negotiate with Alphabet Inc's Google and Meta's Facebook and win more revenue.

Facebook whistleblower launches nonprofit to solve social media harms

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is launching a nonprofit organization that will seek solutions to harms created by social media, she said on Thursday.

Sep 22 2022

Italy's watchdog asks Facebook for clarification on pre-election activities

MILAN Italy's Data Protection Agency has asked Facebook to clarify the activities the social media giant has engaged in ahead of Sunday's national elections, it said on Thursday.

World, Sep 22 2022

U.S. states ask appeals court to reinstate Facebook lawsuit

WASHINGTON A big group of U.S. states, led by New York, argued to an appeals court Monday that it should reinstate an antitrust lawsuit against Meta's Facebook because of ongoing harm from the company's actions and because the states had not waited too long to file their complaint.

United States, Sep 19 2022

Meta Oversight Board objects to removing positive newspaper report on Taliban

Meta Platforms Inc's independent Oversight Board said on Thursday that Facebook should not have taken down a newspaper report about the Taliban that it considered positive, backing users' freedom of expression and saying the tech company relied too heavily on automated moderation.

World, Sep 15 2022

Ukraine's Zelenskiy involved in car accident, not seriously hurt -spokesman

(Reuters) -Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's car was involved in a traffic accident in Kyiv, but he is not seriously hurt, his spokesman Serhii Nykyforov said in a Facebook post early on Thursday.

World, Sep 14 2022

DuckDuckGo, Mozilla and others support Klobuchar bill in rein in big tech

WASHINGTON A group of 13 companies urged the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to approve a bill that would rein in giant tech companies like Alphabet's Google and Meta's Facebook.

U.S. Senator thinks Twitter and Facebook may need a license to operate

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham, a Republican critic of social media companies like Meta's Facebook and Twitter, said on Tuesday that he wants create a way to regulate, and perhaps license, social media companies.

Drone strikes hit Ethiopia's Tigray region after ceasefire offer -local authorities

NAIROBI (Reuters) -One person was injured in drone strikes on Mekelle University and a TV station in Ethiopia's Tigray region, the station and a hospital official said, after Tigrayan forces voiced readiness for another ceasefire with the federal government.

World, Africa, Sep 13 2022

U.N. investigator says Facebook provided vast amount of Myanmar war crimes information

GENEVA (Reuters) -The head of a U.N. team of investigators on Myanmar said on Monday that Facebook has handed over millions of items that could support allegations of war crimes and genocide.

World, United Nations, Myanmar, Sep 12 2022