YouTube's algorithm goes by watch times and reactions, not quality. Extreme videos lure users into staying on the site longer, exposed to more advertising. Ex-YouTube worker Guillaume Chaslot calls for a new approach.
Endangered reptiles are being traded on Facebook. Wildlife activists say tech giants aren't doing enough to shut down groups buying and selling live animals.
Experts warn about EU law that could change the architecture of the internet, forcing websites to install flawed and expensive filters that would block satirical content like memes and lead to digital monopolization.
The KaiOS is powering some of the world's cheapest, fastest-selling mobile phones, which are helping millions get online, especially in India and Africa. The startup counts a prominent tech titan among its investors.
Ad revenue has effectively sustained websites flagged as disinformation sources with millions of dollars, according to a study. Despite talk of regulation, experts told DW the issue needs a "whole-of-industry solution."
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