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Inclusive Internet Index 2019

Published: February 27, 2019

The Inclusive Internet Index 2019 was prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for Facebook. The ‘Inclusive Internet’ score was based on the scores of availability, affordability, relevance and readiness categories. The 2019 Index evaluated 100 countries, representing 94 per cent of the world’s population and 96 per cent of global GDP. Findings of the ..

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Facebook to set up an Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

Published: January 22, 2019

Facebook grants $7.5 million to set up an Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany. About the Proposed Institute The Institute will work in the following avenues: The Institute will help to advance the growing field of ethical research on new technology and will ..

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France introduces GAFA Tax on Global Internet, Technology Firm

Published: January 3, 2019

France has recently introduced a new “GAFA tax” – named after the large internet and technology companies viz. Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon – to ensure the global giants pay a fair share of taxes on their massive businesses in Europe. The so-called GAFA tax targeting major digital firms comes into force on 1st January ..

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Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines [Amendment] Rules), 2018

Published: December 26, 2018

The ministry of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has released draft Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines [Amendment] Rules), 2018. Provisions under the new rules The new rules are largely in conformity with developments on this front in various cases before the Supreme Court in recent months. The important provisions of these draft rules are: Social ..

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Researchers developed a web-based tool to monitor fake news on Facebook, Twitter

Published: October 31, 2018

A web-based tool to monitor the spread of fake news on social media platforms has been developed by the Researchers from the University of Michigan in the     US. The tool uses a Platform Health Metric called the Iffy Quotient and will supposedly draw data from two external entities namely NewsWhip and Media Bias/Fact Checker. Working ..

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