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Social media firms under scrutiny over NZ shooting footage

Social media firms under scrutiny over NZ shooting footage

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, Google faced scrutiny over extremist content on their platforms on Friday after video footage of mass shootings in New Zealand was live streamed and widely shared online.

Murdoch's News Corp calls for Google breakup

Murdoch's News Corp calls for Google breakup

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has called for Google to be broken up in Australia, the latest salvo in a battle between the corporate media giants.

Google, Facebook, Twitter fail to live up to fake news pledge

Google, Facebook, Twitter fail to live up to fake news pledge

Google, Facebook and Twitter have fallen short of their pledges to combat fake news, three months before key European elections, the European Commission said on Thursday.

Google shifted $23bn to tax haven Bermuda in 2017

Google shifted $23bn to tax haven Bermuda in 2017

Google moved 19.9 billion euros ($22.7 billion) through a Dutch shell company to Bermuda in 2017, as part of an arrangement that allows it to reduce its foreign tax bill, according to documents filed at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

US President Donald Trump took a swipe on Tuesday at America's tech giants, accusing them of having a liberal bias, and claiming Twitter was making it more difficult to follow his account.

Google joins tech move east, to invest $1 bn in New York campus

Google joins tech move east, to invest $1 bn in New York campus

Google became the latest US tech giant to announce a major expansion plan, unveiling a $1 billion investment Monday to create a new campus that could double its New York City workforce to 14,000.

Senators asks Google to explain delay in disclosing vulnerability

Senators asks Google to explain delay in disclosing vulnerability

Three influential Republican US senators on Thursday asked Alphabet Inc's Google unit to explain why it delayed disclosing vulnerabilities with its Google+ social network.

Google goes global with 10 events for new Pixel phones

Google goes global with 10 events for new Pixel phones

Alphabet Inc's Google unveiled on Tuesday the third edition of its Pixel smartphone, its first tablet computer and a new Google Home smart speaker that includes a display.

Google, Facebook agree EU 'fake news' code of conduct

Google, Facebook agree EU 'fake news' code of conduct

Major tech companies including Facebook and Google agreed Wednesday on a code of conduct to combat online disinformation in the European Union, although critics said the commitments were too weak.

Facebook, Google agree to tackle fake news – EU

Facebook, Google agree to tackle fake news – EU

Facebook, Google and others have agreed voluntary measures to tackle fake news due to concerns they can influence elections, the European Commission said on Wednesday, a move intended to stave off more heavy-handed legislation.

Google staff demand oversight of China search engine plan

Google staff demand oversight of China search engine plan

Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a company-wide meeting that development is in an early stage.

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China's draconian censorship rules, a company employee told AFP on Thursday, in a move decried by human rights activists.