Italy elections: Who has spent the most money on Facebook…

With just days until Italy’s general election, campaigning has intensified with parties holding rallies across the country. Parties and candidates have also invested heavily in online ads, in addition to posters and billboards on the street. A number of party leaders and candidates, including Go Italy (Forza Italia’s) Silvio Berlusconi, notably set up Tik Tok accounts […]

BSR audit finds Facebook hurt Palestinians in Israel-Gaza…

An independent audit of Meta’s handling of online content during the two-week war between Israel and the militant Palestinian group Hamas last year found that the social media giant had denied Palestinian users their freedom of expression by erroneously removing their content and punishing Arabic-speaking users more heavily than Hebrew-speaking ones. The report by the […]

Civil rights groups pushed Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,…

A coalition of five dozen civil rights organizations is blasting Silicon Valley’s biggest social media companies for not taking more aggressive measures to counter election misinformation on their platforms in the months leading up to November’s midterm elections. Through memos and meetings, the Change the Terms coalition for months had pleaded with Facebook parent Meta, […]