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Bill Gates on Elon Musk feud and Jeffrey Epstein meetings
In a wide-ranging interview with the BBC's Today programme, Bill Gates says conspiracy theories about him are "crazy" and that being shouted at in public is "awful". He also told the BBC's Mishal Husain that meeting Jeffrey Epstein was a...
Joe Rogan claims Spotify controversy led to 2 million in subscriber growth
Joe Rogan's online controversy regarding his use of the n-word and his opinions on COVID-19 apparently didn't deter potential subscribers.
Google, Twitter and Facebook face fines of 6pc of turnover over hate speech and disinformation after landmark EU deal
Tech companies will be charged a "supervisory fee", which could be up to 0.1pc of their annual global net income, to fund the system
Obama: I Underestimated the Threat of Disinformation
Atlantic editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg in conversation with Barack Obama about the social web, Ukraine, and the future of democracy
Twitter Employees To Meet With New Board Member Elon Musk
Twitter named Elon Musk to its board after he disclosed he had acquired a more than 9 per cent stake in the company, making him Twitter's largest shareholder.
Brazilian court orders Apple and Google to block Telegram over disinformation
The app allegedly hasn’t complied with court orders
Joe Rogan's podcast briefly vanishes from Spotify over glitch
The Joe Rogan Experience, which has been at the center of a firestorm over COVID misinformation claims and the host's use of the n-word, was gone from Spotify for a short time.
How to cancel Spotify
Spotify Premium’s cancellation page has seen a huge uplift in visitors in recent weeks, data shows.
GoFundMe’s ‘attack’ on Canada’s Freedom Convoy shows dangers of big tech: ex-NY official
She pointed out that the company defended its move based on reports that there has been 'violence and other unlawful activity'
Trump gives Rogan advice on Spotify controversy
Trump advised podcaster Joe Rogan to stop looking “weak and frightened”
Ottawa protesters move fundraising to Christian crowdfunding site after GoFundMe snub
GoFundMe blocked fundraising after Canadian city declared emergency over protests against vaccine mandates
Joe Rogan receives $100mn offer amid Spotify row
Rumble CEO says he’s made a “totally legit” offer to Rogan to ditch Spotify amid censorship pressure
GoFundMe walks back ‘Freedom Convoy’ plans
Crowdfunding site has backtracked on its decision to give donations for the Canadian trucker-led protest to charities after official threats to investigate potential ‘fraud’
Joe Rogan apologizes as podcasts disappear from Spotify
The host has offered his “sincerest deepest apologies” over past use of the N-word in “context”
Prosecutors gear up as GoFundMe ‘redirects’ convoy donations
At least two state attorneys general have asked donors to the Canadian truck protest to come forward, after crowdfunding site seized their cash
Alternative fundraiser for Freedom Convoy claims ‘DDoS & bot’ attacks
Despite technical issues, GoFundMe competitor GiveSendGo has managed to raise over $1 million in just 12 hours
Spotify CEO on Joe Rogan controversy: 'We're trying to balance creative expression with the safety of our users'
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek addressed the controversy around comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan on Wednesday, saying that the company is "trying to balance creative expression with the safety of our users."
France’s National Covid pass Covid pass hit by tech bug
The technical issue means some people in France can’t show proof of immunity, which is required to enter many public places
Spotify to add "content advisory" to any podcast episode that includes a discussion about COVID-19
Spotify to add "content advisory" to any podcast episode that includes a discussion about COVID-19 in new effort to "combat misinformation."
Spotify Isn’t Really About the Music Anymore
In choosing Joe Rogan over Neil Young, the company has made its new priorities clear to listeners.
Digital IDs could easily turn into a dystopian social credit system
The idea of a digital identity and wallet for citizens residing within the European Union may date back to 2020, but pandemic-era restrictions have shown the extent to which governments can shut off access to everyday life, should they s...
Mobile firms agree another 5G delay at US airports
US mobile networks AT&T and Verizon have agreed to postpone the rollout of their new 5G service at some airports.
Apple to require employee proof of COVID-19 booster
Many companies in the U.S. have been strengthening their COVID-19 rules
Wealth Of World's 10 Richest Men Doubled During Pandemic: Report
Oxfam urged tax reforms to fund worldwide vaccine production as well as healthcare, climate adaptation and gender-based violence reduction to help save lives.
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