German police keep the public informed on emergency situations using Twitter. Postings on social media are becoming indispensable to the functioning of many government agencies. They're a direct line to the citizens.
Two new studies have revealed how small groups of far-right activists spread hate speech before Germany's election last year. Their highly organized approach and hierarchical structure reportedly amplified the effect.
The internet giant has once again landed in hot water with an EU country over privacy violations. A court in Belgium says Facebook's gathering of data goes too far in "tracking online behavior."
Social media firms and the European Commission have been pushing for self-regulation in the fight against hate speech. Their latest results show that it seems to be working.
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