Twitter Boycott Grows Amid Inaction on Anti-Semitism 

Campaign to Take Down Pornhub Amid Child Abuse Claims Gains 1.5 Million Signatures

Facebook Takes EU to to Court Over Privacy Issue

  • Facebook has pushed back against a European Union investigation into its practices, and is now taking the EU  to court over privacy concerns.
  • Two investigations are being carried out into Facebook to find out if it breaches competition laws. To gather information, the European Commission has demanded internal documents from Facebook that include 2,500 specific key phrases.
  • Facebook says that means handing over unrelated but highly sensitive data.
  • The European Commission says it will defend the case in court, and its investigation into Facebook’s potential anticompetitive conduct is ongoing.

Donald Trump Continues to Tackle Social Media Companies

  • A U.S. Commerce Department Agency on Monday petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to reinterpret a 1996 law to require transparency in how social media companies moderate content. It came after President Trump asked it to intervene in the matter.
  • President Trump directed the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to file the petition after Twitter warned readers to fact-check his posts about unsubstantiated claims of fraud in mail-in voting.
  • The President’s executive order is  aimed at challenging a provision of the Communications Decency Act that shields social media companies from liability for content posted by their users and allows them to remove lawful but objectionable posts.

Former Tory Party Member Charged With Online Child Sex Offences 

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