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Facebook Executives Feel the Heat of Content Controversies
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Facebook Executives Feel the Heat of Content Controversies

The company's reticence to explain censorship decisions has drawn criticism in many countries around the globe.
Facebook Says It Will Learn From Vietnam Photo Mistake
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Facebook Says It Will Learn From Vietnam Photo Mistake

The 1972 photograph, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nick Ut of the Associated Press, shows screaming children running from a napalm attack. A naked 9-year-old girl is at its center.
Can Twitter Censor Terrorists and Trolls Without Silencing Free Speech?
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Can Twitter Censor Terrorists and Trolls Without Silencing Free Speech?

Social media, once a bastion of open discourse, is under mounting pressure to define and remove "hate'' speech.
Steve Tobak
Starbucks the Latest to Block Pornography from Public Wi-Fi Networks
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Starbucks the Latest to Block Pornography from Public Wi-Fi Networks

Anti-pornography organizations have declared victory for their "National Porn Free Wi-Fi" campaign.
Grace Reader
Twitter, Facebook Move Quickly to Stem Celebrations of Nice Attack
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Twitter, Facebook Move Quickly to Stem Celebrations of Nice Attack

Twitter Inc. moved swiftly to remove posts from Islamic extremists glorifying a truck attack in Nice, France.
Google Reportedly Faces Record 3 Billion Euro Antitrust Fine
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Google Reportedly Faces Record 3 Billion Euro Antitrust Fine

The European Union has accused Google of promoting its shopping service in Internet searches at the expense of rival services in a case that has dragged on since late 2010.
Facebook's Zuckerberg to Meet Conservatives on Political Bias Scandal
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Facebook's Zuckerberg to Meet Conservatives on Political Bias Scandal

Some 12 'conservative thought leaders' will join the meeting with Zuckerberg on Wednesday, a Facebook spokesman said.
Facebook Launches Investigation Into Report of Political Bias
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Facebook Launches Investigation Into Report of Political Bias

'If we find anything against our principles, you have my commitment that we will take additional steps to address it,' Mark Zuckerberg says.
After Trending Topics Scandal Breaks, Facebook Says 'Rigorous Guidelines' Exist to Maintain Neutrality
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After Trending Topics Scandal Breaks, Facebook Says 'Rigorous Guidelines' Exist to Maintain Neutrality

The social media network says no news outlets are prohibited from appearing on its trending topics list.
Facebook Must Own Up to Being an Increasingly Powerful Media Outlet
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Facebook Must Own Up to Being an Increasingly Powerful Media Outlet

What kind of commitment, if any, does Facebook have to journalistic principles?
Facebook Reportedly Suppressed These Kinds of Stories
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Facebook Reportedly Suppressed These Kinds of Stories

The claim comes from a journalist who worked on the platform's 'trending' sidebar, which shows popular articles and topics on a certain day.
French Court Rules Facebook Can Be Sued for Censorship in Nude Painting Case
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French Court Rules Facebook Can Be Sued for Censorship in Nude Painting Case

A lawsuit from a Parisian user whose account was suspended after he posted a famous nude painting may have opened the company up to further international legal action.
Nina Zipkin
Gmail Is Back Up and Running in China -- For Now
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Gmail Is Back Up and Running in China -- For Now

Experts noted that comparable outages would likely continue in the future.
Geoff Weiss
China Reportedly Blocks Gmail in Move That Could Hurt Foreign Businesses
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China Reportedly Blocks Gmail in Move That Could Hurt Foreign Businesses

Disruptions to Google's services in China began last June, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square.
Geoff Weiss