A federal judge has blocked Texas from enforcing a law that aimed to block social media companies from banning users based on political views. Judge Robert Pitman issued the order Wednesday in favor of two industry associations that sued to block the Texas law. (Famartin/Wikimedia Commons)
Researchers have identified YouTube as playing a major role in misinformation campaigns, including the effort to discredit the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Yet it has repeatedly ducked the brunt of backlashes that Facebook and Twitter have absorbed head-on.
President Trump on Friday lamented social media “getting worse” for conservatives, writing that he was “continuing to monitor” alleged censorship on online platforms.
Google urges a judge to throw out a lawsuit over restricted videos on YouTube filed by radio talkshow host Dennis Prager, who in October filed a lawsuit against Google alleging censorship of conservatives. Now, Prager demands a preliminary injunction that would prohibit YouTube from restricting viewer access to its videos absent evidence of graphic nudity, violence, profanity, obscene material, hate speech, or anything that would be considered “objectively” offensive.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s broadcasting and Internet regulators have told Internet video providers that they must prescreen all programs before making them available, tightening state censorship of increasingly popular online drama series and mini-movies. The new rule was issued jointly by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) and the State Internet Information […]