29 11, 2019

Apple and Google Maps accommodate Russia’s annexation of Crimea – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-11-29T05:57:55+00:00 November 29th, 2019|APPLE, Apple Maps, crimea, Google, Google-Maps, Government, russia, TC, Uncategorized|

Global politics are difficult to navigate ordinarily, but in times of conflict companies that aim to provide an unbiased service, such as a [...]

14 03, 2019

Telegram gets 3M new signups during Facebook apps’ outage – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-03-14T14:20:14+00:00 March 14th, 2019|Apps, China, encryption, Europe, Facebook, Instagram, internet censorship, iran, messaging apps, messaging services, Moscow, Pavel Durov, Privacy, russia, Social, social media, Telegram, Uncategorized, vk|

Messaging platform Telegram claims to have had a surge in signups during a period of downtime for Facebook’s rival messaging services. In a [...]

20 12, 2018

TikTok parent ByteDance sues Chinese news site that exposed fake news problem – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2018-12-20T13:13:13+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Baidu, Beijing, bytedance, China, dailyhunt, Entertainment, Facebook, general atlantic, india, jack dorsey, Lawsuit, media platform, Myanmar, pakistan, russia, sharechat, Softbank, Tencent, tiktok, Toutiao, Twitter, Uncategorized, xiaomi, YouTube|

There’s worrying news from China’s online media world as ByteDance, the $75 billion company behind popular video app TikTok is taking a news [...]

8 11, 2018

White House shares manipulated Infowars video to justify CNN press ban – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2018-11-08T12:41:15+00:00 November 8th, 2018|CNN, disinformation, fake news, Infowars, journalist, Media, president, russia, Social, social media, trump, Uncategorized, White House|

Read this slowly: The White House’s press secretary has tweeted a manipulated video shared by the editor-at-large of conspiracy theorist outlet Infowars to [...]

6 04, 2018

Facebook, AggregateIQ now being jointly probed by Canada, B.C. data watchdogs – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2018-04-06T09:41:28+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Brexit, Cambridge Analytica, Canada, Chris Wylie, data protection, Europe, european union, Facebook, internet research agency, Policy, Privacy, russia, Social, Uncategorized|

Privacy watchdogs in Canada and British Columbia are combining existing investigations into Facebook and AggregateIQ. The latter being a Victoria-based ad targeting tech [...]

18 02, 2018

Fake news is an existential crisis for social media  – Evotik

By | 2018-02-18T21:04:23+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Advertising Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Brexit, clickbait, disinformation, Facebook, fake news, Google, news media, propaganda, rt, russia, Social, social media, social media platforms, TC, Twitter, Uncategorized, United States|

The funny thing about fake news is how mind-numbingly boring it can be. Not the fakes themselves — they’re constructed to be catnip [...]

24 01, 2018

Facebook and Twitter face a short deadline on Russian bot #ReleaseTheMemo reports for Congress – Evotik

By | 2018-01-24T08:44:04+00:00 January 24th, 2018|2016 election, Congress, Facebook, Government, russia, Russian election interference, Social, TC, Twitter, Uncategorized|

Two leading Democrats in Congress are calling for new disclosures from Facebook and Twitter about Russian disinformation campaigns on their platforms. In a [...]

25 12, 2017

Check now to see if you liked any Russian troll accounts on Facebook – Evotik

By | 2017-12-25T08:17:35+00:00 December 25th, 2017|Facebook, Government, russia, Russian election interference, Social, TC, Uncategorized|

This fall saw ever-rising estimates of the number of people reached by Russian-backed troll accounts — just shy of 150 million at last [...]

1 11, 2017

In their first Russia hearing, tech giants try to placate Congress (with mixed results) – Evotik

By | 2017-11-01T07:30:26+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Advertising Tech, Congress, Facebook, Google, Government, Policy, regulation, russia, Russian election interference, TC, Twitter, Uncategorized|

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee kicked off the first of three hearings this week examining the relationship between social media and Russian [...]

28 10, 2017

Facebook says its ad transparency features will go live next month – Evotik

By | 2017-10-28T11:00:58+00:00 October 28th, 2017|ad transparency, Advertising Tech, Facebook, russia, Social, TC, Uncategorized|

In response to concerns that Russia used Facebook ads in an attempt to influence last year’s presidential election, the social network has said [...]