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Dominion Voting tells Facebook, Parler and other social media sites to preserve posts for lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems have asked Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Parler to preserve posts about the company, even if the material was already removed for spreading misinformation. The posts need to be kept “because they are relevant to Dominion’s defamation claims relating to false accusations that Dominion rigged the 2020 election,” […]

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Studies reveal verified social media users are fueling COVID-19 fake news

The pandemic has given rise to social media accounts operated by malicious actors who aim to sow misinformation about COVID-19. As vaccination campaigns get underway, they threaten to stymie the push toward herd immunity around the world. Misinformation about masks and injections could contribute — and have contributed — to low adoption rates and increased […]

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Apple schedules iPhone 12 media event for October 13

Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Following the September “Time Flies” media event for new Apple Watch and iPad models, Apple today announced an October event called “Hi, Speed” that will focus primarily on new iPhones — the most popular products and biggest revenue generators from the world’s largest tech company. […]

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Girl Guides: Enhanced photos need labels on social media

By Cristina CriddleTechnology reporter image copyrightRahi Chadda/Unsah Malik/BBC Influencers and advertisers should be forced to declare digitally altered photos on social media, the body representing UK girl guides has said. The Girlguiding charity has backed a proposed law by a backbench MP that would force social media users and advertisers to label images where bodies […]