US commission, social media

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom warned Facebook for not doing enough to protect Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar from hate speech. The independent federal commission slapped the social media giant on Friday in a report titled “Protecting Religious Freedom,” which more widely urged regulators of online speech to respect their rights to religious expression. […]

Biden plans to appoint a privacy expert to the Federal Trade Commission.

According to two people familiar with the plans, President Biden plans to nominate Alvaro Bedoya, an online privacy expert, to the Federal Trade Commission, which puts a tech industry critic in a key position to regulate the industry. Mr. Bedoya is a lawyer who studies how new technologies can violate privacy. He was the author […]

Apple Settlement Gives App Developers A Way To Avoid Commission

Apple agreed to pay $100 million and on Thursday agreed to change one of its App Store rules to sue app developers, eliminating another legal headache for the company over its control over mobile apps. As part of the deal, Apple said it will create a $100 million fund for payments to small app developers, […]

Facebook Says It’s Considering Establishing an Election Commission

Five people familiar with the debates said Facebook has approached academics and policy experts about forming a commission to advise on global election-related issues; body. The proposed commission may decide on issues such as: feasibility of political advertisements Speaking on the condition of anonymity since the talks are confidential, the people said what should be […]