Social media must clamp down on hate speech, U.N. rights boss says

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 29 : Social media, including Facebook , must proactively block content inciting hatred and prevent online campaigns which target minorities, such as those undertaken in Myanmar, the United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, was speaking after U.N. experts accused […]

Google supports U.S. efforts to disclose buyers of online political ads

By Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 10 : Alphabet Inc’s Google unit told U.S. election regulators in a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday that it “strongly supports” tightening rules on online political advertising as part of efforts to curtail “foreign abuse and influence” in elections. Federal lawmakers have criticized Google, Facebook Inc and Twitter […]