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Facebook: Wähler & Demokratie

Facebook: From Election to Insurrection – How Facebook Failed Voters and Nearly Set Democracy Aflame – Facebook could have prevented 10.1 billion estimated views for top-performing pages that repeatedly shared misinformation. … Facebook failed to prevent a flood of followers for violence-glorifying pages and groups, many of which are still active … Nearly 100 million voters saw voter fraud content on Facebook … Top fake news posts were more viral in 2020 than in 2019 … The Biden Administration and Congress must urgently work together to regulate tech platforms: Regulation that ensures transparency, requiring large social media platforms to provide comprehensive reports on disinformation and misinformation, measures taken against it, and the design and operation of their curation algorithms. … Regulation that ensures Facebook and other social media platforms consistently and transparently implement Detox the Algorithm policies to protect citizens from the amplification of online harms. … Regulation that ensures Facebook implements Correct the Record – requiring the platform to show a retroactive correction to independently fact-checked disinformation and misinformation, to each and every user who viewed, interacted with, or shared it.“


Medium Plattform, nicht Verlag

Medium Tells Journalists to Feel Free to Quit After Busting Union Drive – After what workers describe as a successful union-busting campaign, Ev Williams has announced to journalists who work for him that they should feel free to go. – On Tuesday night, billionaire Medium CEO and Twitter co-founder Ev Williams sent an email to the entire Medium staff announcing that the company would like employees charged with doing journalism to feel free to quit and that the company would in fact be shifting away from professional journalism altogether.“


Verizon setzt auf Abos: Yahoo+

Verizon to center media arm around new subscription platform Yahoo+ – Verizon Media Group, the media division within Verizon, has 3 million people that pay for subscriptions across its portfolio of Yahoo-related products, like Yahoo Fantasy, Yahoo Finance and others, executives tell Axios. … Yahoo is the biggest entity within Verizon Media Group, which also includes AOL, and some of its smaller sites like Engadget and Autoblog. The company has sold some of the other sites, like Tumblr and HuffPost. … Today, media giants are shifting away from depending solely on digital advertising and instead are diversifying their revenue streams with subscriptions, commerce and events.“


Firefox 87: mehr Privatsphäre

Firefox 87 is out today, adds Smart Block for improved private browsing – An improved referrer policy also trims URLs from embedded images and scripts. – Mozilla released Firefox 87.0 this morning, the latest version of its open source web browser. Following on the heels of December’s Firefox 85 and February’s Firefox 86, the new version’s most important features – Smart Block and improved referrer trimming – are privacy related.“

Ars Technica