Microsoft President backs social media regulation

Microsoft President backs social media regulation

Sam Sachdeva Wellington, March 26, 2019 Critics calling for greater regulation of social media networks in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack have a somewhat unlikely ally – a President of tech giant Microsoft. A Facebook livestream of the shootings quickly multiplied and spread around the internet, with technology companies struggling to keep up with millions of attempts to share the video.…

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Christchurch massacre presents case for regulating Social Media

Christchurch massacre presents case for regulating Social Media

Paul Brislen Wellington, March 25, 2019 Calls for social media to be regulated have escalated following their failure to act decisively in the public interest during the terror attacks in Christchurch. The cry has been growing ever louder over the past few years. We have seen Facebook refuse to attend UK parliamentary sessions to discuss its role in the Cambridge Analytica affair, watched its CEO testify but not exactly add any…

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Royal Commission of Inquiry on security agencies announced

Royal Commission of Inquiry on security agencies announced

RNZ, Wellington, March 25, 2019 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that there will be a Royal Commission of Inquiry into security agencies following the Christchurch terrorist attacks. She said that while New Zealanders and Muslim communities were still grieving, they were also rightly asking questions about how the terror attack was able to take place. The inquiry will look…

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