‘Playing defense’: Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies talk tech’s role in fighting extremism

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Russia sows distrust on social media ahead of German election – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article A video on YouTube alleging anti-vaccine conspiracy theories in Germany was viewed more than a million times. A Facebook post promoting a local far-right political party was shared by tens of thousands of people. A Twitter message attacking a leading politician ahead of the country’s upcoming election was… Continue reading Russia sows distrust on social media ahead of German election – POLITICO

Jan. 6 panel demands social media company records on ‘misinformation’ and ‘extremism’

A Reuters report last week said that the FBI has found little evidence that the Jan. 6 Capitol break-in was coordinated. The House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol asked 15 social media companies on Friday for records relating to “misinformation,” efforts to overturn the election, “domestic violent extremism,”… Continue reading Jan. 6 panel demands social media company records on ‘misinformation’ and ‘extremism’