More Rules to Control Content
As I said many times in the past the Gods of search and Social have taken over. Article like the one below are to side track us thinking they are doing good for us American when in reality these companies where involved with the Obama administration discussing media control and probably profits. The time spent in White House was more than any country dignitary. The ominous picture below is scary and revealing. Its like a story out Twilight Zone. This is deceptive news.
Del Harvey sees too many of the same kind of tweet. It contains a screenshot of a message from Twitter’s user support, saying that a post someone reported as abusive on the site doesn’t violate Twitter rules. It’s often accompanied by commentary: “Seriously?”
For Harvey, it’s a personal criticism. She’s the head of trust and safety at Twitter, and it’s her job to make sure that people have tools to deal with harassment and abuse on the social-media site. But during the course of her eight years at the company, she said, “It’s very easy to find instances where we got to the wrong answer.”
That’s an understatement. Twitter’s failure to curb harassment has been a main complaint of users, and was one reason the company failed to get a bid from potential acquirers when it was exploring a sale. But Harvey’s team, after months of study and consultation with outside advisers, has an answer to the critics, in the form of changes to its customer-support system and new tools for people to block what they don’t want to see.Google says working on policy update to restrict ads on fake news siteswww.reuters.com | Nov 15, 5:03 am
A Google search page is reflected in sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in Brussels May 30, 2014.
Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Monday it is working on a policy update to restrict its ads from being placed on fake news sites as concerns mount about the rapid spread of inaccurate information online.
The policy change is imminent, Google spokeswoman Andrea Faville told Reuters.
“Moving forward, we will restrict ad serving on pages that misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content, or the primary purpose of the web property,” she said.
(Reporting by Julia Love; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)