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Aylo Responds to Canada's Privacy Commissioner Report on User-Generated Content Protocols

Aylo has released a statement responding to a report released by Canada’s privacy commissioner, regarding a complaint about user-generated content.

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on 2nd Content Moderation Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments on the second of two important cases concerning online speech, content moderation and Section 230 protections.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Potentially Pivotal Section 230 Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments on the first of two important cases concerning online speech, content moderation and Section 230 protections.

5th Circuit Upholds Texas' Controversial Online Platform Liability Law

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a controversial Texas law prohibiting social media platforms from “censoring speech based on the viewpoint of its speaker,” in a decision that ignored long-standing precedent that First Amendment protections prohibit only censorship by the government, not by private companies.

Mark Zuckerberg Defends Porn Ban, Denies 'Shadowbans' Exist

During a recent interview, Facebook founder, Instagram owner and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his platforms' total ban on “pornography” and flatly denied the existence of “shadowbans” against specific users.

11th Circuit Rebukes Bulk of DeSantis' Florida Social Media Law

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling today blocking the major provisions of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ controversial Florida’s social media law, which would have held social media platforms liable for moderation policies in the name of political, but not sexual, "free speech."

Digital Rights Groups Lambast European Commission's Online Surveillance Proposal

Digital rights and privacy advocates are raising the alarm about an EU legislative proposal unveiled yesterday by the European Commission, allegedly to address “misuse of online services” and “prevent and combat child sexual abuse online.”

5th Circuit Gives Go Ahead to Controversial Texas Social Media Liability Law

A three-judge appeals panel ruled today that an extremely controversial new Texas law making online platforms liable for “viewpoint discrimination” can go into effect immediately.

WSJ Op-Ed Urges Changes to Twitter Content Moderation

The Wall Street Journal published today an op-ed by two conservative intellectuals providing a road map to alter Twitter moderation, including customized filters for “porn, racial slurs and spam.”

NCMEC Report Again Debunks CSAM Myths

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children issued this month its 2021 CyberTipline Report showing that child sexual abuse material is a problem across all kinds of online platforms.

Instagram Activates Default 'Explore' Filter Targeting 'Sexually Suggestive' Posts

Instagram announced on Tuesday the launch of a feature called “Sensitive Content Control” and set, as a default for all users, an option that prevents the app's “Explore” feature from showing posts that the company’s algorithms and human moderators deem “sexually suggestive or violent.”

Massive Civil Lawsuit Filed Against MindGeek, Others Over 3rd-Party Content

A legal team headed by Michael J. Bowe, the former lawyer for Donald Trump and Jerry Falwell Jr., filed a massive civil lawsuit in California today against Pornhub parent company MindGeek, its officials and investors, on behalf of 34 women who allege they were “human trafficked” by the company in relation to allegedly illegal videos uploaded by third parties onto its flagship tube site.

Pornhub Releases Statement About Content Moderation Changes

Pornhub announced today a series of safety and security policies enhancing measures for verification, moderation and detection of content with the goal of positioning the company “at the forefront of combating and eradicating illegal content.”

FCC Chairman to Issue Rules Regarding Websites' Content Moderation Liability

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced today that the agency will issue rules deciding when website operators’ moderation practices over third-party content leaves them exposed to potential legal liability, following Donald Trump’s directives on his May 28 Executive Order.

Instagram Addresses Confusing New Content Moderation Policy

Instagram published a blog post today announcing some changes in the app's moderation policy and appeals process.