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Jan 29 2024
Social media site X is looking to hire a hundred content moderators for its new office in Austin. The main focus for the new hires will be to fight child abuse content. The company is opening up the "Trust and Safety center of excellence" and is hoping to fill the positions by the end of the year.News Radio 1200 WOAI
Dec 18 2023
While I'm hopeful the EU curtails his BS, I don't see anything actually happening. How many times do we see these guys get some kind of investigation and then everyone is like "OH BOY, now he's cooked. There's no way he's getting out of this" only for the person in question to 'get out of this". We saw it time and again with Trump, and now we're seeing it with Musk. Sure, Trump is facing manyArs Technica
Jun 03 2021
CONTENT MODERATION IS eating the world. Platforms’ rule-sets are exploding, their services are peppered with labels, and tens of thousands of users are given the boot in regular fell swoops. No platform is immune from demands that it step in and impose guardrails on user-generated content. This trend is not new, but the unique circumstances of a global public health emergency and the pressureWired
Jan 30 2023
Four judicial cases involving social media companies and online platforms will test the Supreme Court’s views on two competing claims: The companies either engage in too much content moderation or they do too little.
The high court has agreed to hear arguments in two of the cases and is weighing whether to take up the other two. Whatever its decisions, the outcomes could dramaticallyRoll Call
Dec 18 2023
Elon Musk's X faces first DSA probe in EU over illegal content risks, moderation, transparency and deceptive UX design
It’s official! Elon Musk’s X marks the spot of the first confirmed investigation opened by the European Union under its rebooted digital rulebook, the Digital Services Act (DSA). Announcing the opening of a “formal proceeding” today, the European Commission said the investigation will look at whether the social networking platform may have breached rules linked to risk management, contentTechCrunch
Sep 29 2023
The Supreme Court on Friday said it will decide whether it's constitutional for Texas and Florida to prevent social media companies from banning users over potentially harmful rhetoric. The states have both passed legislation that many Republican lawmakers say will stop tech companies like Facebook parent Meta , X, formerly known as Twitter, and Google's YouTube from stifling conservativeCNBC
Nov 19 2020
A group of more than 200 Facebook content moderators, as well as some full-time employees,* are demanding the tech company “stop needlessly risking moderators’ lives,” they wrote in an open letter to Facebook and the company’s contractors that manage content moderators, Accenture and Covalen. This comes after The Intercept reported how some Facebook content moderators — who deal with thingsTechCrunch
Feb 26 2024
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases that could have a profound effect on the future of the internet and social media.
The cases — NetChoice vs. Paxton and Moody vs. NetChoice — involve laws in Texas and Florida that prohibit social media companies from removing content from their platforms, clearly violating the 1st Amendment rights of private companies. If theseLos Angeles Times
Mar 21 2022
Telegram is the last major social network that refuses to moderate misinformation. The app, which has over 500 million users, is run by a libertarian founder and a small team of programmers who are philosophically opposed to taking down almost any content (unless it incites violence or spreads child porn). Its public channels have become a haven for conspiracy theorists and extremists who haveQuartz
Feb 22 2024
Vice Media will stop publishing content on its website and lay off several hundred staffers as the beleaguered outlet makes “fundamental changes” to its “strategic vision” under its new private equity owner, Fortress Investment Group, chief executive Bruce Dixon announced Thursday in a memo to staff.
“This decision was not made lightly, and I understand the significant impact it willCNN Business