Mexico’s Senate majority leader puts forward legislation to regulate Facebook, Twitter

Mabel R. Acton

FILE PHOTO: 3D printed Facebook and Twitter logos are placed on a computer motherboard in this illustration taken January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A prominent senator from Mexico’s ruling party has proposed regulating major social media networks, including Twitter and Facebook, in a draft bill seen by Reuters on Monday.

In a reform to the federal telecommunications law, the planned legislation would grant the IFT, Mexico’s telecoms regulator, oversight in establishing a framework for the suspension and elimination of accounts on social networks.

The draft bill named Facebook, which is used by more than 90% of

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Facebook, Twitter Outpaced by Smaller Platforms in Fight Against Harmful Content: Agency | Technology News

Mabel R. Acton

(Reuters) – Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet’s YouTube made smaller strides than their social media rivals including TikTok and Reddit at battling harmful content such as hate speech and misinformation during the second half of 2020, a study released on Monday showed.

Advertising agency IPG Mediabrands released its “Media Responsibility Index,” examining how the top social media platforms performed in 10 areas including protecting children’s wellbeing, providing more transparency for advertisers and combating misinformation and disinformation.

Mediabrands said the American Association of Advertising Agencies has adopted its 10 principles on media responsibility.

Nine social media platforms agreed to participate in the

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Mexican Senator Proposes Regulating Facebook, Twitter to Protect ‘Freedom of Expression’ | Technology News

Mabel R. Acton

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A prominent senator from Mexico’s ruling party has proposed regulating major social media networks, including Twitter and Facebook, to protect “freedom of expression”, according to a draft bill reviewed by Reuters on Monday.

The proposed amendment to the federal telecommunications law would grant the IFT, Mexico’s telecoms regulator, oversight in establishing a framework for the suspension and elimination of accounts on social networks.

The draft bill named Facebook, which is used by more than 90% of internet users in Mexico, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat as networks that would be covered by the reform aimed at

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