Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Australia reached a deal with Facebook after weeks of negotiations. The social media giant will pay Murdoch’s company to share content from its major media outlets like The Australian and Sky News Australia.
After Twitter labeled a statement from President Trump for “glorifying violence,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision to leave Trump’s post undisturbed.
This summer, Facebook will be unveiling its long-awaited oversight board, which will adjudicate content that is flagged by users for review. The unprecedented regulatory entity will operate independently of Facebook, the company says.
After Facebook unveiled a policy exempting political ads from being fact-checked and removed, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced last week the social media platform will be banning all political ads. The surprise announcement puts the two social media giants on opposite sides of the debate over combatting disinformation ahead of the 2020 election.
After a series of privacy scandals, Facebook’s latest policy that exempts political candidates from being fact-checked came under fire from presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. And Warren is hardly the only lawmaker who supports increased regulation of the tech giant.
A group of 12 reporters recently visited Facebook’s European headquarters to meet their team dedicated to combating fake-news and misinformation before this month’s European Parliamentary elections. Journalists from The New York Times, The Guardian, Politico and more provided detailed reporting of the 40 person team monitoring
While Mark Zuckerberg was getting grilled in DC, Facebook’s stock had a great couple of days.
The media tycoon suggests that Facebook pay media companies for content.
New changes in algorithms and policy are causing ripple effects in the tech world and beyond.
It’s news outlets versus the giants of social media and the web.