Tag Archives: content

Questions and answers as social media companies face illegal content crackdown

A proposed crackdown on social media companies is expected to be announced, to force them to remove illegal content and protect vulnerable users. With mounting anger against tech giants, we take a look at the debate. – Why are social media firms being criticised? Disturbing images of self-harm can be found on social media, whether broadcasted into users’ feeds by those ... Read More »

Facebook Unveils ‘Keyword Snooze’ Feature in Its News Feed, Enabling Users to Hide Specific Content

Facebook on Thursday introduced it is testing a new feature called ‘Keyword Snooze’ in News Feed that will allow users to hide certain keywords that they don’t want to see for 30 days. The new Keyword Snooze feature is a variant of another option to snooze people and pages you do not want to see which was introduced 2017. Located in ... Read More »

Bill seeks to make social media firms liable for online content

Legislation which will be published on Tuesday would see responsibility for online content shifted back on to tech giants rather that the person who posts the content. Social media companies could face the prospect of unlimited fines if they fail to remove posts which risk prejudicing criminal trials. Legislation which will be published on Tuesday would see responsibility for online ... Read More »

Snapchat Plans Move Into Scripted Content by the End of the Year

Photo-sharing platform Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows by the end of year. A report in the Variety on Wednesday quoted Snapchat’s head of content Nick Bell as saying that the company was not helping to drive a stake into the heart of traditional broadcasters. “Instead, it can help bolster them,” Bell said. He added that mobile ... Read More »

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube Form Global Working Group to Combat Terror Content

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube announced anti-terror partnership It’s called the ‘Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’ All platforms will mutually share each other’s resources to fight terror Social media giants Facebook, Google’s YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms. Responding to ... Read More »

Facebook Moderation Guidelines Leaked, Show How It Reviews Hate Speech, Extremist Content

HIGHLIGHTS Challenges such as revenge porn have overwhelmed Facebook moderators It reviews around 6.5 million reports of potentially fake accounts a week It confirmed that it was using software to intercept graphic content Leaked Facebook documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform, the Guardian reported, citing internal ... Read More »

After London Attack, Facebook to ‘Aggressively Remove Terrorist Content’

Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a “hostile environment” for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from Internet firms. Three attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby on Saturday night in Britain’s third major ... Read More »

How to Stream and Mirror Content and Videos From a PC to a Chromecast

HIGHLIGHTS Using a PC, you can stream videos from many sites to a Chromecast You can also mirror browser tabs, for sites that don’t support casting Airflow is our favourite PC app for streaming local videos One of our favourite gadgets to have around the house is the Google Chromecast – the little dongle is affordable, and really useful if ... Read More »

Verizon Calls New LG Phone Perfect for Content Creators, But Why?

The V20 from LG (KRX:066570) was announced in August, and it is now available online from Verizon (NYSE:VZ) targeting content creators. Today’s smartphones are more than just phones, and manufacturers are addressing different segments with a range of models. With the V20, LG has designed a device with quality audio/video capture technology, and a removable battery to ensure you always have ... Read More »

Verizon and Vice Media Inc. Announce a New Content Partnership

A recently announced partnership between a telecom giant and an independent mobile video content creator is drawing attention. It points to the opportunities available to even startups in the growing mobile video market. Verizon, headquartered in New York City, New York, is joining forces with Vice Media, Inc. The Brooklyn company will provide a large catalog of digital content including ... Read More »