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Facebook deletes Brazil President’s coronavirus misinfo post

Facebook has diverted from its policy of not fact-checking politicians in order to prevent the spread of potentially harmful coronavirus misinformation from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Facebook made the decisive… »

Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material”

On Thursday, Australia lawmakers ushered through what is perhaps the toughest legal measures to hold social media companies accountable for the content they share. Only a few weeks after the… »

Alexei Navalny detained at airport on return to Russia

Opposition figure picked up after landing in home country following recovery from poisoning The Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on his return from… »




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