Key takeaways: Advertisers boycott Facebook for allegedly facilitating hate speech following Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to moderate Donald Trump’s post. Facebook is under increasing pressure to revise its content moderation policies. Centralized social networks are vulnerable to external pressure when it comes to moderation. This can potentially lead to infringement of freedom of speech, with Facebook […]
The U.S. president has acknowledged that the U.S. Cyber Command launched a cyberattack on a Russian media company Internet Research Agency back in 2018. The agency is colloquially known as the “troll farm” that had gained international fame through the interference of the 2016 presidential election and 2018 midterms.
Block.one, the company behind EOS project, has finally launched the Voice social network on July 4, the platform’s CEO Salah Zalatimo announced.
Recently, the news broke that TikTok, a popular Chinese online platform and mobile app for sharing short-form mobile videos, collects user personal data in an amount unusual for a social media app.
In early March of 2020, the US Senate introduced the draft of the notorious EARN IT (Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies) Act.
The U.S. police are using social media to find people involved in looting and violence, as well as those who were going to get involved and posted about it. According to Politico, there are several currently unfolding cases, in which the police acted on hints taken from Facebook.
Block.one, the company behind EOS project, will launch the Voice social network on July 4, the platform’s CEO Salah Zalatimo announced.
For decades Google has been widely criticized for privacy breaches and turning its host of services into a perfect global surveillance mechanism. But it took a while until this global corporation owned up to the criticism, albeit silently.
Free speech and censorship are household topics for every crypto nerd worth his or her salt. It is time that we touched upon this topic in earnest and dived into the inevitable controversy that stems from these conversations.
Today I woke up to a message from my mom. In a very panicky tone, she said that the government has gone completely nuts and is going to pass a bill that qualifies everyone without a degree as a “commoner.” And, on top of that, those “commoners” will be prohibited from leaving the country.
The Web is all about generating and consuming content. While during the web 1.0 era site owners had to hire content creators, the arrival of web 2.0 streamlined the process. Users started generating and consuming their own content and you only needed to give content creators a platform to profit off their activity. For decades […]
Concluding the series of articles about the shortcomings of DPoS and LPoS algorithms, Vladimir Popov talked about the decentralized social networks and the internet of the future where websites can’t be shut down and access to information can’t be restricted. This is an adaptation of the original Russian-language article Vladimir wrote exclusively for ForkLog.