Engadget: EU will fine social media sites for lingering extremism

Engadget: EU will fine social media sites for lingering extremism. “The EU has been threatening to take action against online platforms that fail to remove extremist content within an hour for the most part of the year — and now we know what form its punishment will take. The likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube could be slapped with fines as high as 4 percent of annual turnover, revealed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.”

Nieman Lab: Are you sure that promoted article is still political content, Facebook?

Nieman Lab: Are you sure that promoted article is still political content, Facebook?. “It happened again: A news organization tried to pay Facebook to promote its journalism — which included reporting on politics — and Facebook said no, declaring it ‘political content’ the news organization wasn’t authorized to push.”

Wired: What Happens When Facebook Mistakenly Blocks Local News Stories

Wired: What Happens When Facebook Mistakenly Blocks Local News Stories. “IN JULY, DANIELLE Bostick joined a nationwide movement against sexual violence on school campuses when she made a Facebook page for her daughter. ‘Justice for Francesca’ is meant to raise awareness about the 15-year-old, who was sexually assaulted last summer by a classmate she didn’t know. For weeks, Bostick used the page to share articles about Francesca’s case and those of other students in similar circumstances. But recently, Bostick began running into problems with Facebook’s platform.”

Yandex Refuses to Remove Pirate Content: Blocking Imminent, Despite Appeal (Updated) (TorrentFreak)

TorrentFreak: Yandex Refuses to Remove Pirate Content: Blocking Imminent, Despite Appeal (Updated). “The video portal of Russian search giant Yandex will be blocked today on the orders of the Moscow City Court after the company refused to remove links to pirated content. Yandex says the order is unlawful and will launch an appeal but the local telecoms watchdog is already warning of potential over-blocking that could affect all of Yandex’s services.”