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Tech firms must do more on extremism: World Economic Forum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. tech firms such as Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc should be more aggressive in tackling extremism and political misinformation if they want to avoid government action, a report from the World Economic Forum said on Monday.

A 3D-printed Facebook logo is displayed in front of the Twitter logo, in this illustration taken October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration –

The study from the Swiss nonprofit organization adds to a chorus of calls for Silicon Valley to stem the spread of violent material from Islamic State militants and the use of their services by alleged Russian propagandists.

Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet Inc’s Google will go under the microscope of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday and Wednesday when their general counsels will testify before three U.S. congressional committees on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The report from the World Economic Forum’s human rights council warns that tech companies risk government regulation that would limit freedom of speech unless they “assume a more active self-governance role.”

It recommends that the companies conduct more thorough internal reviews of how their services can be misused and that they put in place more human oversight of content.

The German parliament in June approved a plan to fine social media networks up to 50 million euros if they fail to remove hateful postings promptly, a law that Monday’s study said could potentially lead to the takedown of massive amounts of content.

Reporting by David Ingram; Editing by Sandra Maler

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Beyonce Formation World Tour Kicks off in Miami: Review Roundup

Beyonce’s Formation World Tour kicked off in Miami, Florida, at Marlins Park just days after the release of her surprise album, ‘Lemonade.’ Find out what the critics have to say in their reviews and see photos and video highlights from social media. From an HBO special to a new visual album to now, a full-fledged world tour, the marketing scheme of the game changer that is Beyonce never seems like a scheme, but rather an inevitability. If anyone was wondering, why is she touring without an album, well, such concerns and questions were not just allayed but in fact, have become part of the dialogue. In fact that’s the pervasive theme. The Formation song that she performed at the Super Bowl sparked intense controversy and debate, and accusations that she was anti-police. There were threats of boycotts as a variety of individuals as well as groups representing the likes of law enforcement and parents. So what does Beyonce do? Well, of course sell T-shirts blazon with “Boycott Beyonce.” Naturally photos of these T-shirts went viral on social media in the moments leading up to the concert which also played out on social media, much like the Lemonade album itself and […]

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New No Cost “Super World of Marcos” by MobiEos Software is an Ultra…

In Super World of Marcos by MobiEos Software Private Limited, gamers must think ahead – and fast – in order to race and jump through a variety of scenes and landscapes, including: jungles, dungeons,…

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4 Reasons Oil & Gas Companies Are Going To Fail In A Big Data World

In Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle, you won’t find the term “big data” listed anymore – because it’s no longer considered hype. Big data has made it all the way from its emergence in West Coast dotcoms to East Coast financial institutions, Far East manufacturing companies, and many more diverse places and industries around the globe.

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