Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments surround users

WASHINGTON (AP) – In March, as allegations about the dangers and ineffectiveness of coronavirus vaccines circulated on social media, undermining attempts to stop the spread of the virus, some Facebook employees thought they had found a way to help. Researchers at the company realized that by ingeniously changing the way vaccine-related posts are sorted in […]

Australia wants Facebook to be held accountable for anonymous comments

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian prime minister on Thursday called social media a “palace of cowards” and warned that digital platforms, including Facebook, should be held accountable for defamatory comments posted anonymously. Anonymous commenters who use social media to defame and bully have become the latest battleground between Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government and […]

Facebook Comments Could Sue Media Firms In Australia

Dylan Voller was already a polarizing figure in Australia when disturbing, violent and blatantly false accusations against him began appearing on Facebook. Mr. Voller became an overnight celebrity in 2016 after a television story aired about the mistreatment of children in the country’s criminal detention system. photograph 17 years old, hooded and tied to a […]