The Cyberspace Administration of China has published a set of draft regulations which would oblige online services to make sure that the algorithms they use promote 'mainstream values'. The obligation would apply to Chinese social media platforms, websites and apps that use artificial intelligence algorithms to recommend content to their users.
Microsoft has declared that third-party contractors have accessed and listened to users’ personal conversation on Skype and Cortana’ in order to train transcribing algorithms.
Twitter has issued a statement declaring that ‘more than 900 accounts from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) attempted to create political discord in Hong Kong’ by fueling the spread of misinformation over the past protests.
African fact-checking organisation Africa Check has partnered with Facebook in order to tackle the spread of fake news.
The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent has urged
The cybersecurity and domain name registrar companies Cloudflare and Tucows have terminated 8Chan as a customer after the shooting in El Paso. 8chan, an imageboard website of user-created message boards, has been used for harmful activism.
Facebook removed from its platform more than 350 accounts with over 1.4 million followers that had activities linked to the Saudi government. Facebook led investigations that were able to confirm that individuals behind these accounts were associated with the Saudi Arabia government.
A report on the 'Use of AI in online content moderation', prepared by Cambridge Consultants and commissioned by the UK Office of Communications (Ofcom) concludes that artificial intelligence (AI) 'shows promise in moderating online content, but raises some issues'.