Thierry Breton, the Commissioner who is responsible for the EU’s internal market and shaping digital policy, tweeted that he had a “good conversation” with Mayer.
The COmmissioner has urged major platforms to sign up to the EU’s Code of Practice to “address the spread of fake news & improve transparency”. It is not yet clear if TikTok has signed up.
The US Government has expressed concern regarding TikTok’s links to China and censorship on the platform and has launched a national security review into the company’s acquisition of social media music app Musical.ly.
Facebook Moderators Incorrectly Label Content 300,000 Times a Day
A report by NYU Stern has detailed how Facebook content moderators review posts, pictures, and videos that have been flagged by AI or reported by users about 3 million times a day.
Sir Mark Rowley, former assistant commissioner for specialist operations at the Metropolitan police, has been asked to lead a review to examine whether existing legislation adequately deals with “hateful extremism”.
Rowley said: “Extremism, hate crime and terrorism have all been increasing challenges for our communities and society as a whole”.
The Commission for Countering Extremism (CCE) first major report found far-right activists were exploiting community tensions by going to towns and cities and distorting the truth in an effort to turn residents against minorities, particularly Muslims.