Leaked report shows Google plans a censored search engine for China… but China says otherwise

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/02/google-search-censorship-china/ A leaked document suggests that Google is planning on making a return to China, launching a censored version of its search engine to comply with strict Chinese laws. Going … Read more

YouTube slaps Alex Jones with another strike and removes Infowars founder’s videos

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/26/infowars-alex-jones-youtube-violations/ YouTube has taken action against Infowars’ Alex Jones, hitting him with a strike and removing four of the right-wing conspiracy theorist’s videos from its platform. The videos — two … Read more

Facebook publishes its internal Community Standards guidelines and introduces appeals process

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/24/facebook-community-standards-guidelines-appeals/ Facebook faces lots of criticisms and questions, and while much of this is focused on privacy and security, there are also lots of queries about what is permitted on … Read more

Weibo reverses homosexuality policy in China: ‘We’re no longer targeting gay content’

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/16/weibo-reverses-gay-content-ban/ Following a huge backlash over the weekend, Weibo — the Chinese equivalent of Twitter — has announced a reversal of a policy that would have seen gay content banned … Read more

Advertisers pull ads from Alex Jones’ YouTube channel because they don’t want to be linked to InfoWars

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/05/advertisers-pull-infowars-alex-jones-ads/ Just over a week ago, YouTube decided to remove an InfoWars video from the Alex Jones’ channel for breaching site rules about harassment. In videos, students who had spoken … Read more

YouTube pulls InfoWars video from the Alex Jones Channel over Parkland shooting allegations

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/24/youtube-pulls-alex-jones-infowars-video/ Alex Jones’ conspiracy-theory-heavy InfoWars has been censured by YouTube for violating its policies. A video entitled “David Hogg Can’t Remember His Lines In TV Interview” — in which it … Read more

The UK government reveals AI software that automatically blocks extremist content online

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/13/uk-government-block-extremist-content/ Continuing its drive to take control of the internet, the UK government has unveiled a new tool that it says can block extremist content “on any platform” with astonishing … Read more