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Big Tech's efforts to remove Covid-19 fake news show more work needed, EU report says

By Matthew Newman
  • 01 Apr 2020 11:21
  • 01 Apr 2020 11:21

Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft are working to remove fake news about Covid-19 and to promote authoritative sources on the pandemic, but social-media platforms continue to make money from ads with disinformation and “harmful” content, an EU diplomatic service report said today.

The report said that major platforms continue to “moneti

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Matthew Newman

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Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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