Online cryptocurrency promotions must be regulated to deal with “problematic content”, says British watchdog

Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Monday asked for powers to govern the online promotion of cryptoassets to combat a flood of “problematic content” it said was worthless. With some cryptoassets using social media influencers and other celebrities to promote so-called tokens, Britain’s finance ministry has already consulted on the need to regulate them. The … Read more

Amazon Web Services is supposed to proactively remove more content that violates the rules

Amazon plans to take a more proactive approach to determining which types of content violate its cloud service policies, such as rules against promoting violence, and to impose its removal, according to two sources, a move likely to renew the debate over the how much energy technology companies should have to restrict freedom of speech. … Read more

Twitter features Super Follows to allow creators to generate monthly revenue from subscription-based content

Twitter launched a Super Follows feature on its social media platform on Wednesday that would allow creators to generate monthly revenue by sharing exclusive subscriber content with their followers. People in the US and Canada using iOS can Super Follow a select group of people in the US, the company said, adding that the feature … Read more

Disney will move Hotstar content to Hulu, ESPN+ in the US as part of the Disney package

Walt Disney said on Tuesday that content from its Hotstar streaming service – home of India’s IPL cricket tournament and original shows like Aarya – will migrate to its ESPN+ and Hulu streaming platforms in the United States. Disney, which has 174 million paying customers across its four streaming services, is looking to slowly consolidate … Read more

Instagram requires age verification on Push for Teen Safety, will block confidential content for minors

Instagram has announced that it will start asking users to fill in their birthday details. These requests may initially be dropped, but the social media giant seems to make it mandatory eventually to continue using Instagram. These prompts aim to understand everyone’s age on Instagram and prevent content not suitable for young people from appearing … Read more

OnlyFans suspends plan to ban sexually explicit content after protests by creators

OnlyFans says it has suspended a plan to ban sexually explicit content after protests by its creators and sex worker advocates. The subscription website said in a statement prepared on Wednesday that the planned ban “was no longer necessary due to assurances from banking partners that OnlyFans can support all genres of creators” and declined … Read more

How AI is helping advertisers and marketers generate digital content

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is growing at a rapid pace. From medical research to autonomous cars, it is one of the most sought after technologies. AI is also being widely adopted by marketing and advertising companies to track trends in consumer behavior and launch products accordingly. For example, advertising companies are increasingly generating … Read more

Google fined Russia again for not removing banned content

A Moscow court fined Google on Tuesday for not removing content banned in Russia, news agencies reported, the latest in a series of escalating penalties against the US tech giant. Russia has in recent months taken legal action against foreign technology companies for not deleting content prohibited by authorities, including pornographic material or posts deemed … Read more

Twitter testing feature that may allow users to flag “misleading” content

Twitter on Tuesday announced a new feature that allows users to flag content that may contain misinformation, a scourge that only grew during the pandemic. “We are testing a feature for you to report tweets that look misleading – as you see them,” the social network said in its security account. We’re testing a feature … Read more