Online media industry

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, construction workers build one of the Facebook data center buildings in Los Lunas, N.M. A powerful regulatory authority in New Mexico decided Tuesday, April 16, 2019, it is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for the construction of a new transmission line, a move that the social media giant says could affect its long-term operations in the state. (Marla Brose/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
April 18, 2019 - 10:36 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction for its data center — a move the social media giant says it was not expecting. The Public Regulation Commission's on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo, media and guests tour Facebook offices in Cambridge, Mass., building. Facebook says it is rolling out a wide range of updates aimed at combatting the spread of false and harmful information on the social media site. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
April 10, 2019 - 3:32 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook said Wednesday it is rolling out a wide range of updates aimed at combatting the spread of false and harmful information on the social media site — stepping up the company's fight against misinformation and hate speech as it faces growing outside pressure. The...
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In this Monday, April 8, 2019, photo, a customer watches election campaign advertisements on his mobile phone outside a shop in New Delhi, India. From manipulated pictures being picked up by mainstream news media, to misrepresented quotes sparking communal division, false news and hateful propaganda on digital platforms are at peak levels in the run-up to the Indian general elections (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
April 10, 2019 - 2:44 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi shop owner Ram Shankar Rai spends at least two hours a day going through political news and videos shared with him on social media. Rai looked intently at a flurry of videos and photos on WhatsApp about an Indian airstrike in Pakistan, including pictures labeled as...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. The U.K. for the first time on Monday April 8, 2019, proposed direct regulation of social media companies, with senior executives potentially facing fines if they fail to block damaging content such as terrorist propaganda or images of child abuse. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
April 08, 2019 - 4:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn. Britain called for a first-of-its-kind watchdog for social media that...
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FILE - This April 26, 2017 file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twitter said Thursday April 4, 2019, it has stopped blocking French government ads calling on people to vote after it came under fire from authorities for being overzealous in applying a law aimed at banning fake news. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 04, 2019 - 7:52 am
PARIS (AP) — Twitter said Thursday it has stopped blocking French government ads calling on people to vote after it came under fire from authorities for being overzealous in applying a law aimed at banning fake news. The social media company modified its policy after executives met with French...
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Australia's Attorney-General Christian Porter, left, and Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield hold a press conference at Parliament House, in Canberra, Wednesday, April 4, 2019. Australia's Parliament passed legislation that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream violent images such as the New Zealand mosque shootings. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 12:24 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Parliament passed legislation on Thursday that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream real violence such as the New Zealand mosque shootings. Critics warn that some of the most restrictive laws about online communication in the...
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April 03, 2019 - 11:58 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia hopes its new laws that threaten prison and major fines for social media executives who fail to quickly remove violent livestreaming from their platforms will become a model for other countries. The government has described its response to the March 15 gun...
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India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters attend an election campaign rally in Hyderabad, India, Monday, April 1, 2019. India's general elections will be held in seven phases starting April 11. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
April 02, 2019 - 5:58 pm
BHIMTAL, India (AP) — When India's Election Commission announced last month that its code of conduct would have to be followed by social media companies as well as political parties, some analysts scoffed, saying it lacked the capacity and speed required to check the spread of fake news ahead of a...
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Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, center, gestures as she talks to reporters after posting bail at the Pasig Regional Trial Court, metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Friday March 29, 2019. The head of a Philippine online news site, among media agencies deemed critical of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested again Friday, this time over an alleged investment violation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
March 28, 2019 - 10:22 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The head of a Philippine online news site, which is among media agencies critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested Friday in a second case in two months, this time over an alleged investment law violation. Police served an arrest warrant to Rappler Inc. CEO and...
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A woman checks the Facebook page of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Facebook says it is preparing for Indian elections by working to limit false stories, videos and photos on its platform. Indian politicians increasingly are using social media to run campaign advertisements, share political songs and interact with young voters. Polling in the general election is to take place in seven stages from April 11 to May 19. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
March 26, 2019 - 5:43 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Facebook is taking steps to reduce the spread of false information on its platforms ahead of India's general election, company officials said Monday. Facebook listed a variety of measures it is taking, from blocking fake accounts to employing third-party fact-checking organizations...
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