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|ADL is urging Meta’s Oversight Board to take action to improve addressing Holocaust denial and distortion. Read more||WorldMeta||ProductHateMisinformation|
|Meta's Oversight Board is announcing Holocaust Denial as a new case for consideration, inviting people and organizations to submit public comments. Read more||WorldMeta||ProductHateMisinformation|
|Somalia is banning TikTok and Telegram over the spread of horrific content and misinformation. Read more||SomaliaTelegramTikTok||RegulatoryMisinformation|
|YouTube is updating its policies to tackle medical misinformation and remove harmful cancer claims. Read more||WorldYouTube||ProductMisinformation|
|The UK is proposing new rules targeting illegal ads and fake celebrity scams. Read more||UK||RegulatoryMisinformation|
|Kazakhstan is adopting new laws on online platforms and online advertising to fight misinformation and tax evasion. Read more||Kazakhstan||RegulatoryMisinformation|
|Meta is rolling back its measures to curb the spread of Covid misinformation. Read more||WorldMeta||ProductMisinformation|
|The EU is urging social media platforms to start labelling AI-generated content and images. Read more||EU||RegulatoryMisinformation|
|YouTube is announcing it will no longer remove videos with false claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Read more||WorldYouTube||ProductMisinformation|
|Twitter is launching Community Notes for images in posts to address misleading images and emphasize crowdsourced moderation. Read more||WorldTwitter||ProductMisinformation|
|Twitter is pulling out of the EU's voluntary code to fight disinformation. Read more||EUTwitter||RegulatoryMisinformation|
|TikTok is changing its misinformation policy to ban all climate change denial content on its platform. Read more||WorldTikTok||ProductMisinformation|
|Meta's Oversight Board is asking the social media company to keep its covid misinformation policy and to be more transparent when removing content. Read more||WorldMeta||ProductMisinformation|
|India is prohibiting Facebook, Twitter and others from hosting misleading information about the government, requiring them to rely on their own fact-check unit. Read more||IndiaFacebookTwitter||RegulatoryMisinformation|
|TikTok is unveiling its updated community guidelines that will focus on improving content moderation on the platform and take effect on April 21st. Read more||WorldTikTok||ProductChild SafetyMisinformation|
|UNESCO is launching a National Coalition on Freedom of Expression and Content Moderation in Kenya. Read more||Kenya||RegulatoryHateMisinformation|
|Meta's oversight board is planning to scrutinize the social network’s policies surrounding election content in Brazil and other “high-risk” areas. Read more||BrazilMeta||ProductMisinformation|
|The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is launching a new short-code aiming at combating fake news. Read more||Nigeria||RegulatoryMisinformation|
|UK is announcing that content generated by AI chatbots will fall within the Online Safety Bill's scope. Read more||UK||RegulatoryChild SafetyMisinformationSelf-harm|
|Google is expanding its misinformation "prebunking" initiative to Germany. Read more||GermanyGoogle||ProductMisinformation|
|Japan is creating a new agency to counter fake news and online disinformation. Read more||Japan||RegulatoryMisinformation|
|China is implementing new rules on generative AI and deepfakes, requiring specific labeling and banning their use for fake news generation. Read more||China||RegulatoryMisinformation|
|Twitter is announcing its Covid misinformation policy is no longer enforced. Read more or even more||WorldTwitter||ProductMisinformation|
|Vietnam is tightening regulations regarding "false" content on social media platforms so that it is taken down within 24 hours instead of 48 hours. Read more||Vietnam||RegulatoryMisinformation|
|Spotify is acquiring Kinzen, a firm specialized in identifying harmul audio content. Read more||WorldSpotify||ProductHateMisinformation|
|Facebook is experimenting with asking 250 users to help moderate climate speech. Read more||WorldMeta||ProductMisinformation|
|Twitter is expanding its fact-checking feature Birdwatch, allowing users to add additional context to tweets. Read more||WorldTwitter||ProductMisinformation|
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