As we reported yesterday, this was triggered by the actions of grime music artist Wiley, who shared several posts on Twitter on Friday. Some of the tweets were deleted, but Twitter was criticised for taking time to act and leaving some tweets up.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman has said Boris Johnson believes “Twitter needs to do better”.
Dozens of well-known figures supporting the two-day “walkout” are using the hashtags #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate and #48HoursSilence.
Campaign to Take Down Pornhub Amid Child Abuse Claims Gains 1.5 Million Signatures
According to Exodus Cry, Pornhub requires no verification to determine the age or consent of those featured in the more than 6 million videos uploaded to the site per year alongside little control to prevent illegal activity.
The petition has already gained more than 1.5 million signatures from people in 192 countries and the movement claims to have the support of more than 300 child protection and anti-trafficking organisations.
Two investigations are being carried out into Facebook to find out if it breaches competition laws. To gather information, the European Commission has demanded internal documents from Facebook that include 2,500 specific key phrases.
Facebook says that means handing over unrelated but highly sensitive data.
The European Commission says it will defend the case in court, and its investigation into Facebook’s potential anticompetitive conduct is ongoing.
Donald Trump Continues to Tackle Social Media Companies
President Trump directed the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to file the petition after Twitter warned readers to fact-check his posts about unsubstantiated claims of fraud in mail-in voting.
The President’s executive order is aimed at challenging a provision of the Communications Decency Act that shields social media companies from liability for content posted by their users and allows them to remove lawful but objectionable posts.
Former Tory Party Member Charged With Online Child Sex Offences
Mark Lerigo pleaded guilty to the crimes – relating to “terrible content” that sustains children’s suffering – at Warwick Crown Court on June 24.
He admitted two counts of distributing indecent images of children (IIOC), three counts of making IIOC, one count of possessing extreme pornography involving animals, one count of possessing prohibited images of children and one count of publishing an obscene article.