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Bercow 'innocent face' tweet found to be libellous

A tweet that merely said, "Why is Lord McAlpine trending? *innocent face*" has been found to be libellous by a high court judge in the UK.

By May 24, 2013

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Facebook makes wrong call on anti-Semitic page

commentary Facebook's refusal to delete a page about "Jewish Ritual Murder" rekindles a simmering debate over how to respond when bigots use social networks to spread racist speech and hateful propaganda.

By March 15, 2014

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Facebook ordered to take down anti-Semitic page

The Anti-Defamation League says a page claiming Jewish people are involved in ritual murder constitutes hate speech and therefore should be removed immediately.

By February 5, 2014

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Twitter needs to deal with the Twitter Accuracy Problem

Businesses, investors, and users look to Twitter for information in real time. It needs to step up and improve password security before it starts facing legal and regulatory scrutiny -- or worse, user defection.

By April 23, 2013

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Social media as breaking-news feed: Worse information, faster

commentary The unfolding of breaking news on social media can create a dangerous well of misinformation, witch-hunting, and egomaniacal info-spewing. Time for some ground rules for the Internet.

By April 19, 2013

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Twitter, hate speech, and the costs of keeping quiet

commentary Purging mass media of hurtful opinions would deny everyone important knowledge. Simply put, says author Greg Lukianoff, it's far better to know that there are bigots among us than to pretend all is well.

By April 7, 2013

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Google's European conundrum: When does privacy mean censorship?

Though Google is a U.S. company, its American rights don't transpose across the pond. A court case will determine whether Google has to comply with EU law, which could have far-reaching consequences for European users.

By March 1, 2013

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How to retweet without needing a lawyer

Experts agree that retweeting another's defamatory or libelous post can open Twitter users up to legal liability. The odds are slim, but here is how to protect yourself against a lawsuit.

By November 30, 2012

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Philippines court halts a contentious cybercrime law

Amid worries the new law is too general and could lead to the silencing of government critics, the country's Supreme Court suspends the law for 120 days.

By October 9, 2012

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Lawmakers to U.S. companies: Don't buy Huawei, ZTE

In a 52-page report, the House Intelligence committee raises concerns about the two Chinese telecommunications gear makers' ability to aid Chinese espionage.

By October 8, 2012