Facebook is often criticized for playing nanny: removing content deemed unsuitable for minors, removing content deemed offensive to this or that group, and in general adopting a perhaps benevolent but certainly heavily hands-on approach to the material posted by users. That could be about to change.
According to a Facebook news release penned by Joel Kaplan, VP Global Public Policy, and Justin Osofsky, VP Global Operations and Media Partnerships, the social network’s interference practices are about to be relaxed.
“In the weeks ahead, we’re going to begin allowing more items that people find newsworthy, significant, or important to the public interest [...]
The evidence on Google Trends is overwhelming: We’re obsessed with Donald Trump. That’s worldwide, not just in the US. In his native country, Mr. Trump is as hot a topic as there comes. In Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia and many other nations, Mr. Trump is the center of attention this 2016 US presidential campaign.
It’s been one marred by controversy, from Ms. Clinton’s abuse of her e-mail privileges as a public official to Mr. Trump’s open promotion of sexual assault, and many allegations he committed this grievous crime against numerous women.
A cursory study of the information provided by Google Trends paints a disturbing [...]
Silicon Valley is on fire because venture capitalist Peter Thiel, after speaking in support of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, is donating $1.25 million to Trump’s campaign through a combination of super PAC donations and funds given directly to the campaign, The New York Times reported.
Project Include, led by Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, is breaking off its relationship with start-up incubator Y Combinator (YC) in protest against Thiel’s association with YC as part-time partner.
“While all of us believe in the ideas of free speech and open platforms, we draw a line here,” says Pao. “We agree that people shouldn’t be fired [...]
Speaking via video conference at Wikileaks’ ten years anniversary press conference in Berlin, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange announced the forthcoming, staged release of juicy whistleblowing bits that could impact the ongoing US presidential elections.