CNN: Top Meta exec blames users for spreading misinformation

CNN: Top Meta exec blames users for spreading misinformation. “Individual users, not tech platforms, shoulder the responsibility for the spread of misinformation online, according to Andrew Bosworth, a top exec at Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook. In an interview over the weekend with Axios on HBO, Bosworth said it is not up to Meta to stifle the views of individuals who wish to express themselves by sharing their beliefs.”

The Indian Express: Facebook asked to appear before Delhi assembly panel, Supreme Court refuses to quash summons

The Indian Express: Facebook asked to appear before Delhi assembly panel, Supreme Court refuses to quash summons. “‘Developments around the world… reflect rising concerns across borders… whether the liberal debate which… platforms’ like Facebook ‘profess to encourage has itself become a casualty’, the Supreme Court said Thursday while refusing to quash the summons issued by the Delhi Assembly’s Committee on Peace and Harmony to the social media giant in connection with the 2020 Northeast Delhi communal riots.”

Environmental Defense Fund: EDF launches new tool to highlight corporate action on climate policy

Environmental Defense Fund: EDF launches new tool to highlight corporate action on climate policy. “The Climate Authenticity Meter is the first-ever tool that ranks corporate policy actions in real-time, based on whether they support or obstruct progress on climate policy. The Meter complements the in-depth research conducted by groups such as InfluenceMap and the Center for Political Accountability. It assesses corporate political actions using the AAA Framework for Climate Policy Leadership, which is endorsed by 10 leading environmental and sustainable business organizations that work with companies.”

Ars Technica: Facebook fights to “shield Zuckerberg” from punishment in US privacy probe

Ars Technica: Facebook fights to “shield Zuckerberg” from punishment in US privacy probe. “Federal Trade Commission officials are discussing whether to hold Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally accountable for Facebook’s privacy failures, according to reports by The Washington Post and NBC News. Facebook has been trying to protect Zuckerberg from that possibility in negotiations with the FTC, the Post wrote.”

Techdirt: Sixth Circuit Court Dumps Lawsuit Seeking To Hold Twitter Responsible For The Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Techdirt: Sixth Circuit Court Dumps Lawsuit Seeking To Hold Twitter Responsible For The Pulse Nightclub Shooting. “Another one of 1-800-LAW-FIRM’s lawsuits has been tossed for a second time. After being shut down at the district level for attempting to hold social media companies responsible for the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, the law firm asked the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to take another look at its dubious legal theories.”