YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels

YouTube has decided to cancel five Myanmar military-run channels on its platform for a violation of its community guidelines and terms of service. The decision came following Facebook’s earlier announcement that it suspended all Myanmar military-linked pages from its site and from Instagram. The move comes after an over-month-long string of deadly protests have been […]

Trudeau government to usher in new privacy legislation

Jim Bronskill, The Canadian PressMon Nov 16 2020 18:10:06 OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is poised to introduce legislation aimed at better safeguarding the privacy of Canadians in the digital era. The bill, to be tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, would be a step toward realizing commitments set out in the mandate […]

Canadian class-action suit against Facebook alleges misuse of personal information

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press Wed Oct 28 2020 04:00 OTTAWA — Two Facebook users are seeking damages on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Canadians whose personal data may have been improperly used for political purposes. The proposed class−action lawsuit filed by Calgary residents Saul Benary and Karma Holoboff asks the Federal Court […]

Trump rages “repeal section 230” after Facebook, Twitter censorship

Update (1220ET): It appears the social media gagging has triggered Trump, who has rage-tweeted: REPEAL SECTION 230! REPEAL SECTION 230!!! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2020 As a reminder, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 provides immunity to online platforms from civil liability based on third-party content and/or for the […]