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UK unveils plans to hold social media bosses liable for harmful content

8 April 2019, 8:57 AM

The British government said on Monday it will explore making social media executives personally liable for harmful content published on their platforms, in a raft of new online safety proposals.

Singapore seeks social media ‘corrections’ in proposed fake news law

2 April 2019, 3:06 PM

Singapore submitted new fake news legislation in parliament requiring social media to carry warnings on posts it deems false and remove comments against “public interest.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data on Capitol Hill.

Facebook CEO calls for updated internet regulations

1 April 2019, 6:09 AM

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg recently called for regulators to play a “more active role” in establishing rules that govern the internet.

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New Zealand bans assault weapons less than a week after massacre

21 March 2019, 11:20 AM

New Zealand is banning the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons with immediate effect, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday, rapidly making good on a pledge to tighten the country’s gun laws.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern.

New Zealand PM urges global action on social media perils

20 March 2019, 10:05 AM

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday called for a global response to the dangers of social media as the Muslim community began burying their dead five days after the twin-mosques massacre.

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