AP: Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday

AP: Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday. “Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world also went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the world outraged by the killings of black people in the U.S. Instagram and Twitter accounts, from top record label to everyday people, were full of black squares posted in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.”

Reddit CEO: Remember the Human – Black Lives Matter

Reddit CEO: Remember the Human – Black Lives Matter. “We work for this platform because we care deeply about community and belonging. But community and belonging are not possible without safety from violence, and now is the time to stand in solidarity with the Black members of our communities (locally, at Reddit Inc., on Reddit, and beyond). As Snoos, we do not tolerate hate, racism, and violence, and while we have work to do to fight these on our platform, our values are clear.”

EFF: The Executive Order Targeting Social Media Gets the FTC, Its Job, and the Law Wrong

EFF: The Executive Order Targeting Social Media Gets the FTC, Its Job, and the Law Wrong. “The inaptly named Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship seeks to insert the federal government into private Internet speech in several ways. In particular, Sections 4 and 5 seek to address possible deceptive practices, but end up being unnecessary at best and legally untenable at worst.”

Lifehacker: How to Report Racist or Abusive Posts on Social Media

Lifehacker: How to Report Racist or Abusive Posts on Social Media. “Social media is a powerful tool for promoting a cause, but lax posting policies also leave plenty of room for users to spout racist, hateful and violent rhetoric or to dox innocent people. When social media platforms aren’t quick on the draw to monitor and take down abusive content, you can help them out by flagging or reporting posts. Here’s a quick review of what’s allowed on major platforms and how you can report violations.”

CNET: Civil rights leaders slam Zuckerberg over response to Trump posts, says report

CNET: Civil rights leaders slam Zuckerberg over response to Trump posts, says report. “A group of civil rights leaders issued a scathing statement on Monday about Facebook in the wake of a meeting with the social networking company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg and other top executives, according to a report by Axios. The meeting was set-up to discuss Facebook’s decision to leave up a post by US President Donald Trump that the civil rights leaders say incites violence.”

Reuters: EU should beef up fake news pledge involving Google, Facebook, Twitter – study

Reuters: EU should beef up fake news pledge involving Google, Facebook, Twitter – study. “The European Union should strengthen a voluntary pledge, to which Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter Inc signed up to combat fake news, with sanctions to make it a more effective tool, a study done for the European Commission said.”

NBC News: Troll farms from North Macedonia and the Philippines pushed coronavirus disinformation on Facebook

NBC News: Troll farms from North Macedonia and the Philippines pushed coronavirus disinformation on Facebook. “One of the largest publishers of coronavirus disinformation on Facebook has been banned from the platform for using content farms from North Macedonia and the Philippines, Facebook said on Friday.”