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* When tech says ‘no’ (to regulation)
* A Better Approach to Privacy for Third-Party Social Media Tools
* LGBTQ community: Is there a backlash in Europe?
- Raising Online Defenses Through Transparency and Collaboration (Meta, 29 August)
- Do you want to be a news source? Just change your account name (Conspirator Norteño, 3 September)
- Russia’s African coup strategy (Microsoft, 1 September)
LISTEN: Paul Gowder on The Networked Leviathan (Tech Policy Press, 3 Septmeber)
1. Platforms & Technology
- The Real Cost Of “Engagement As A Metric” on Social Media (Forbes, 1 September)
- Weibo Rolls Out Community Notes to Combat Misinformation (Sixth Tone, 2 September)
- Major websites are blocking AI crawlers from accessing their content (AXIOS, 31 August)
- Oversight Board announces Holocaust Denial case (Oversight Board, August)
- Meta allegedly considering ad-free, paid version of its EU apps (Mashable, 1 September)
- Cambodia’s ex-leader Hun Sen back on Facebook after long-running row (Straits Times, 3 September)
- Meta’s news ban fails to dent Facebook usage (Globe and Mail, 29 August)
- Canada tries to address news law concerns, Facebook not convinced (Reuters, 1 September)
- What happened to the TikTok ban? (Semafor, 30 August)
- TikTok removes 284 accounts linked to Chinese disinformation group (Guardian, 31 August)
- Inside Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover — by his confidant (Times, 2 September)
- The Real Story of Musk’s Twitter Takeover (WSJ, 31 August)
- X community notes: weapon against fake news or free speech? (Zawya, 3 September)
- Musk’s new Twitter policies helped spread Russian propaganda, E.U. says (Washington Post, 1 September)