Democrats Blast Google's New Rules For Political AdsThe three major Democratic committees blasted Google on Friday for an ad policy that will allow politicians to run false ads across its platforms.
Google Rolls Out Updated Privacy Tools For YouTube, MapsGoogle is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings.
Tech Giants Revamp Organization To Fight Online ExtremismSome of Silicon Valley's biggest companies announced Monday that they're revamping an organization they established to fight online extremism in order to allow it to work more extensively with outside parties.
Tech Execs To Congress: We're Acting Faster On Extremist ContentExecutives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms.
California Could Tighten Social Media Rules For ChildrenCalifornia is considering tightening the rules for children under 13 using social media.
YouTube To Pay $170M Fine After Violating Kids' Privacy LawGoogle's video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children's personal data without their parents' consent.
YouTube Says It's Removing More Hate Speech Than Before; Controversial Channels Remain UpDespite instituting a more stringent policy around hateful content in June, YouTube has been criticized for doing too little and not providing enough transparency.
YouTube Disables 200 Videos Attacking Hong Kong ProtestsYouTube says it disabled more than 200 videos this week that appeared to be part of a coordinated effort to spread misinformation about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
LGBTQ Content Creators File Discrimination Lawsuit Against YouTube, GoogleA group of LGBTQ content creators is suing YouTube and its parent company Google, alleging YouTube unfairly designates queer content as "sexually explicit," "shocking" and/or "offensive" and limits its reach, while at the same time allowing LGBTQ hate speech to thrive on the platform.
UK Crackdown On Toxic, Violent Content Could Cost YouTube, Facebook, Instagram Huge FinesSocial media giants YouTube, Facebook and Instagram stand to lose millions of dollars in fines and even risk suspension in the UK, if they fail to remove toxic online videos.
Popular YouTuber Banned From Site After Hate SpeechA foul-mouthed, 14-year-old YouTube user who has grown popular with the far right has been banned from the online video site for using hate speech, according to company officials.