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March 24, 2022 T&S Newsletter

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TikTok acts following Kerry principal’s plea to remove harmful content about students

Irishexaminer | Mar 23, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok

A school Principal requested TikTok remove harmful content about a younger student. A small group of younger students were bullying others and the content went viral on TikTok and was noticed by their teacher who reached out to an anti-bullying center to remove the content.

The principal of a secondary school in Co Kerry is urging TikTok to make resources more accessible for teachers who want to report and remove harmful videos about their students.

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Alphabet confirms Russia is restricting Google News

Techcrunch | Mar 23, 2022

Company Listed: Google

In the latest move by Russia to censor Western Internet services since it started a war by invading Ukraine, Google has confirmed that Russians are having problems accessing its news aggregator service, Google News, in the country.

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Opinion | A falsified video of Ukrainian President Zelensky showed how deepfakes can be disarmed

Washingtonpost | Mar 23, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

The menace of the political deepfake has been around for a few years now, but last week something even scarier seemed to arrive: the geopolitical deepfake, in the form of a falsified video of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urging his people to give up their weapons. But rather than setting off a panic, this one showed that deepfakes can be disarmed if they are dealt with calmly and rationally.

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Big Tech behaving badly: Why you can’t trust Facebook and Google

Businesslive | Mar 24, 2022

Company Listed: Google, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram

How do you pump R4bn back into SA’s economy? Well, if everyone stopped advertising on Google, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, that money could flow directly into the SA economy instead of into the bank accounts of foreign companies.

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YouTube looks to bust misinformation surrounding health topics

Economictimes | Mar 23, 2022

Company Listed: YouTube

Google’s video sharing site YouTube is rolling out two new features in India - health source information panels and health content shelves – to combat the menace of misinformation, especially on health issues, on social media platforms.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

Regulatory news and policy decisions impacting the T&S ecosystem.

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Google to pause ads that exploit or dismiss Russia-Ukraine war

Reuters | Mar 24, 2022

Company Listed: Google

Google amended it's ads guidelines. To avoid promoting violence during the war, Google has stop selling all the online ads in Russia. Advertising and Social Media companies can work on changing the policies to prevent hate.

Google will not help websites, apps and YouTube channels sell ads alongside content that it deems exploits, dismisses or condones the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, the U.S. company said Wednesday.

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The UK Online Safety Bill - Google, Facebook, TikTok, lawyers respond

Diginomica | Mar 23, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok, Google, Facebook

The UK should be proud of bringing its Online Safety Bill forward but should be “sufficiently humble” to recognize that it’s still a work in progress. So said Jeremy Wright, QC MP, former Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, chairing a Westminster eForum on the topic.

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Australia’s media regulator set for new powers to tackle internet misinformation

Globalgovernmentforum | Mar 23, 2022

Company Listed: Twitter, Facebook

The plan to give the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) the power to impose an industry code on Big Tech was set out by Paul Fletcher, Australia’s communications minister, who said that “digital platforms must take responsibility for what is on their sites and take action when harmful or misleading content appears”.

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Social media law preventing users from being blocked advances in Tennessee House

Courieranywhere | Mar 23, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

A law to prevent social media companies’ ability to ban or shadow ban users advanced Tuesday in the Tennessee House. The bill would require social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google to register with the Tennessee Public Utility Commission (TPUC) and be subject to fines if they are found to have banned or shadow banned users.

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Spectrum Labs Creates Guardian for Games to Safeguard Player Experience in the Metaverse

Businesswire | Mar 23, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spectrum Labs, a leading artificial intelligence (AI)-based content moderation platform, announced today it has created a version of its Guardian product purpose-built for Gaming communities. As the industry faces the challenges and opportunities of nurturing safe and inclusive communities as the next era of the Internet emerges, Guardian for Games makes it easy for developers to build safety into their products at the design phase.

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Meta’s New Safety Initiatives For Women: Addressing Gendered Abuse And Bullying In The Cyberspace

Feminisminindi | Mar 24, 2022

Company Listed: Meta

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, announced a series of initiatives concerning women’s safety in December, in an attempt to make the digital space safer. This includes the launch of in India, which according to Meta, intends to fight against the proliferation of Non- Consensual Intimate Images, abbreviated as NCII.

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T&S Careers & Jobs

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