Thailand to launch legal action against Facebook, Google and Twitter over content violation

Thailand’s digital ministry said on Wednesday it would start legal action against Facebook, Twitter and Google this week for ignoring some requests to take down content, in what would be the country’s first such cases against major internet firms. The ministry would file complaints with cybercrime police on Thursday after the U.S. companies missed deadlines… Read More Thailand to launch legal action against Facebook, Google and Twitter over content violation

Canada to regulate social media firms as measure against election meddling

The world’s major social media companies are not doing enough to help Canada combat potential foreign meddling in this October’s elections and the government might have to regulate them, the cabinet minister in charge of ensuring a fair vote said on Monday. Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould spoke shortly after Canada’s electronic signals spy agency… Read More Canada to regulate social media firms as measure against election meddling

EU pressures tech giants to bring user terms in line with regulations 

​Europe’s justice commissioner told Facebook, Twitter and Google on Thursday to do more to bring their user terms in line with EU law, ramping up pressure on the tech giants after their efforts were deemed too little. The European Union executive and consumer protection authorities said the three companies have only partially addressed concerns about… Read More EU pressures tech giants to bring user terms in line with regulations 

Families of San Bernardino shooting victims sue Facebook, Twitter, Google

Family members of three victims of the December 2015 shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California, have sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming that the companies permitted Islamic State to flourish on social media. The relatives assert that by allowing Islamic State militants to spread propaganda freely on social media, the three companies provided material support… Read More Families of San Bernardino shooting victims sue Facebook, Twitter, Google

Twitter, Google and Facebook face legal charges from families of Orlando nightclub victims

The families of three men killed at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub have sued Twitter Inc., Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc. in federal court, accusing the companies of providing “material support” to the self-radicalized gunman. The gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded 53 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S.… Read More Twitter, Google and Facebook face legal charges from families of Orlando nightclub victims