January 5, 2022
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Twitter on Tuesday announced an expansion to its private information policy to include private media, effectively prohibiting the sharing of photos and videos without express permission from the individuals depicted in them with an aim to curb doxxing and harassment.
Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, on Thursday announced an expansion of its Facebook Protect security program to include human rights defenders, activists, journalists, and government officials who are more likely to be targeted by bad actors across its social media platforms.
Two journalists have filed a lawsuit against Andy Ngo for copyright infringement. Journalists Grace Morgan and Melissa “Claudio” Lewis say that Ngo downloaded and tweeted their videos without permission. Their suit seeks damages and a permanent injunction prohibiting Ngo from posting their videos without express consent.
Facebook is accused of building a two-tier system of rules and standards around allowed content and speech: one for ordinary people, and another for the elites. At the same time, the company is under fire for misleading the public and its Oversight Board about the program that makes this possible.
Take Twitter, for example, which just got exposed for running a secret program designed to give priority to its most prominent users, and protect them from what is perceived as attacks by “trolls and bullies.”
Trip Elix is an author, podcaster and video personality Over the last 30 years, he has worked as a security analyst and privately as a consultant, investigator, forensic technician, and skip tracer. He is the author of books and gives talks on security and privacy.