Several prominent figures, including Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, warned the EU Parliament that its proposed censorship measure would begin transforming the Internet from an open platform for sharing and innovation, into a tool for the automated surveillance and control of its users.
By betting on content that is easily found on cable or network television — or even YouTube — Facebook may be making a miscalculation. After all, Anderson Cooper or Shepard Smith are hardly likely to be remembered as Facebook’s equivalent to the Netflix original smash hits “Stranger Things” or “Narcos.”
MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA – Facebook is pressing its ongoing offensive against “fake news” with a novel idea: it will fully shoulder the costs of producing what it claims are “high quality” news shows by a handful of mainstream media outlets. In so doing, it hopes to kill three birds with one stone: please the traditional media giants; ward off