Last Thursday, Republican lawmakers said that Russian operatives used social media to spread pro-environmental activist messages to stir division in US oil and gas policy. It was said that Russians had created ads on Facebook and Instagram countering Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline which say “Americans have been stealing from...

The European Commission announced last Thursday that it is giving websites, including tech giants like Google and Facebook, an hour to take down hate speech or terrorist content that get uploaded on their platform. While tech companies have already been working overtime to self-regulate content, mostly by using machine learning...

Deputy Interior Minister Ole Schroeder revealed last Thursday that German security officials had been using hackers to find the culprits who had launched an attack on the government’s networks. Schroeder said that the security officials were able to contain the cyber attack while tracking the malicious actors suspected to be the...

Last Wednesday, Facebook’s UK policy director Simon Milner told the House of Commons Committee on Digital, Culture Media and Sport that they have found no new evidence on Russia’s use of social media to disrupt Brexit. Milner said that they reviewed both Facebook accounts and activities of thousands of advertisers during...

Last Thursday, Singapore’s Central Bank said that it is studying if additional regulations are needed to protect cryptocurrency investors. Deputy managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Ong Chong Tee said that they are currently assessing if more regulations will help protect investors. Aiming to be a bigger fintech hub in...