Gab launched almost exactly a year ago with a definite ethos: Free speech at all cost.
That’s proving to be an attractive proposition for far-right elements that are now flocking to the platform after being driven out of the internet’s biggest shared spaces.
The EU’s upcoming Copyright Reform threatens to strangle platform businesses by siding with rightholders and large corporations over users. “This is a dysfunctional proposal. It’s bordering on the absurd as to why it would be proposed on an EU level,” Raegan MacDonald, Senior Policy Manager and EU Principal at Mozilla, told TNW. Mozilla is strongly opposed to the measures and is actively fighting the reform in its Copyright Campaign. One of the most serious effects of the proposal, according to MacDonald, is that open platforms will be held accountable for what users post. This would mean that a company could be…
Facebook isn’t just about shutting down fake news. The social network is actively removing posts that link to a disparaging article by neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer.
The piece personally attacks Heather Heyer, who was murdered over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. Facebook said it “violated its community standards,” The Vergereported.