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GizmodoJul 08, 2020
Independent Civil Rights Audit Finds Facebook Is Making Everything Worse
As noted in Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's post, today is the day the public is supposed to find out the results of its independent civil rights audit, a two-year review of Facebook's "policies and practices led by noted civil liberties and civil rights expert Laura W. Murphy and Megan Cacace, partner in the civil…


In blistering audit, civil rights leaders raise alarms about Facebook's ongoing policy failures (TechCrunch)
The Technology 202: Facebook's own civil rights audit calls its handling of Trump's posts ‘devastating' (Washington Post Tech)

SlashDotJul 08, 2020
Too Little, Too Late: Facebook's Oversight Board Won't Launch Until 'Late Fall'

Facebook's Oversight Board says it won't be ready until 'late fall' (Engadget)

EngadgetJul 08, 2020
Facebook fails its own audit over civil rights and hate speech decisions
Facebook has released a long-awaited civil rights audit that's bound to ramp up pressure to change policies that allow hate speech and other troubling content to flourish. It revealed that executive decisions by the company caused "significant setbac...

Fox Technology newsJul 08, 2020
Big companies that are boycotting Facebook advertise on Russia's equivalent of social network, report says
The companies boycotting Facebook in an effort to fight hate speech have been advertising for years on, "a Russian social media platform that bans gay-rights groups and is known as a haven for white supremacists," the Washington Free Beacon said in a report this week.

Washington Post TechJul 08, 2020
Facebook's own civil rights auditors said its policy decisions are a ‘tremendous setback'
They faulted the social network for making policy decisions that undermine civil rights progress.

TechCrunchJul 08, 2020
What India's TikTok ban means for China
For more than a decade, China has limited how foreign tech firms that operate inside its borders do business. The world's largest internet market has used its Great Firewall to block Facebook, Twitter, Google and other services in the name of preserving its cyber sovereignty. The walled-garden approach has helped homegrown giants like Tencent and […]

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJul 07, 2020
Trump: 'I disagree' with Fauci on COVID-19 in the US
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he disagrees with the assessment of the country's top immunologist, Anthony Fauci, on the dire situation the United States faces as cases of the novel coronavirus continue to spread. "The current state is really not good," the highly respected Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a Facebook and Twitter livestream on Monday.

SlashDotJul 07, 2020
Facebook Boycott Leaders 'Disappointed' After Meeting With Zuckerberg, Sandberg

Facebook Ad Boycott Will Go on After Zuckerberg, Sandberg Blow Off Civil Rights Groups' Demands (Gizmodo)

Washington Post TechJul 07, 2020
Facebook met with civil rights groups after hundreds of companies joined ad boycott
Civil rights leaders organizing a major advertising boycott of Facebook said they remained unconvinced that the social network is taking enough action against hate speech and disinformation after meeting with Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives on Tuesday.

PC World Latest NewsJun 22, 2020
Microsoft kills Mixer streaming service, sending fans to Facebook
Microsoft has thrown in the towel in its fight against Twitch, saying Monday that it will wind down its Mixer livestreaming service and redirect users to Facebook Gaming instead.

The death knell will sound on July 22, when the redirect to Facebook Gaming will officially occur. Microsoft didn't actually say how many users Facebook Gaming has, though each month more than 700 million people play games, watch gaming videos or engage in gaming groups on Facebook, it said.

It's an ignominious end for Microsoft's streaming aspirations, which took flight in 2017 when Microsoft transitioned its Beam streaming service into the modern Mixer platform. Microsoft tried to build a user base with features such as Sparks and other ways for users to interact with fans, including an early feature where viewers could even influence the way in which the streamer played the game.

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