Media industry regulation

September 29, 2018 - 10:19 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Drawing cartoons or producing writing that "humiliates" a government official is now a criminal offense in Rwanda, a new law says. Journalists say the law that took effect on Thursday will greatly affect work that is meant to hold public officials, including Cabinet members...
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FILE- In this May 3, 2016 file photo, Bangladeshi journalists cover proceedings outside a court in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Journalists and human rights groups are demanding major amendments to a new law passed in Bangladesh Parliament in September, 2018, saying the law will choke constitutional rights of freedom of speech and expression. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)
September 28, 2018 - 1:45 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Journalists and human rights groups are demanding major amendments to a bill recently passed in Bangladesh's Parliament, saying it will further choke constitutionally protected freedom of speech. A powerful body of editors of leading newspapers and TV stations has...
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FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo conspiracy theorist Alex Jones speaks outside of the Dirksen building of Capitol Hill after listening to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill in Washington. Twitter is permanently banning right-wing conspiracy theorist Jones and his “Infowars” show for abusive behavior. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 06, 2018 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is permanently banning right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show for abusive behavior. The company said Jones won't be able to create new accounts on Twitter or take over any existing ones. Twitter said Jones posted a video on Wednesday that violates...
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 05, 2018 - 3:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on executives from social media companies and their appearances before Congress (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Lawmakers are sparring over whether a now-reversed change to auto-suggestions on Twitter unfairly hurt Democrats or Republicans more. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey isn...
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Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, walks the corridors of Capitol Hill after listening to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 05, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, tried to make himself the sideshow — even the center — of a Senate hearing Wednesday on social media and elections. But it was a later hearing, in the House, that was to address his pet cause of a perceived social media bias against...
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 05, 2018 - 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives pledged on Wednesday to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond, and told Congress of aggressive efforts to root out foreign intrusions aimed at sowing divisions in American democracy. Facebook's No. 2 executive...
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FILE- This Nov. 19, 2015, file photo shows Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey being interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Dorsey says the company isn't biased against Republicans or Democrats and is working on ways to ensure that debate is healthier on its platform. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 04, 2018 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter's CEO says the company is not biased against Republicans or Democrats and is working on ways to ensure that debate is healthier on its platform. In prepared testimony released ahead of a House hearing Wednesday, Jack Dorsey says he wants to be clear about one thing: "...
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September 04, 2018 - 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House committee hearing on social media issues (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Google won't have an executive testifying alongside Twitter and Facebook before a Senate intelligence committee hearing Wednesday. The committee invited Larry Page, the CEO of Google's...
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August 23, 2018 - 11:23 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Beijing said Friday it was "deeply concerned" about Chinese government restrictions on foreign and domestic journalists after authorities refused to issue a new visa for an American correspondent for BuzzFeed News. Reporter Megha Rajagopalan was compelled to leave...
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August 16, 2018 - 7:32 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's new government on Thursday repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting "fake news," in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers. The bill was passed in April under former Prime Minister Najib Razak despite...
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