During the Google for Brazil event in São Paulo, the company Tuesday launched an initiative against misinformation while adding sustainability to the work of reporters and their professional training.
Brazil's Ministry of Racial Equality (MIR) and Google will develop a filter to prevent hate speech, intolerance, and racism to be disseminated through the internet, Agencia Brasil reported.
Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes Friday launched an investigation against the heads of Google and Telegram in the country for the alleged disinformation campaign and attacks launched against the so-called fake news bill.
This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the call-up of 300,000 reservists to reinforce positions in Ukraine following a speech by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, who announced that they will be called up to the army following the partial mobilization that is stirring up the conflict on Ukrainian territory.
The European Union’s General Court on Wednesday confirmed an antitrust ruling against Google’s for dominance of its search engine, but reduced the fine to 4.125 billion Euros (US$ 4.12 billion) from 4.34 billion Euros.
Argentina's National Communications Agency (Enacom) has authorized Google Infraestructura Argentina SRL to install a fiber optic system called Firmina through Argentine Sea waters, which will be the longest in the world providing internet connectivity.
As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this week the company would be changing its name to Meta, public perception was quick to establish the decision was a response to a matter of public acceptance hitting record lows and many regarded the move as purely “cosmetic.”
Tech companies Apple, Microsoft, and Google owner Alphabet reported on Tuesday combined profits of more than US$ 50 billion in the second quarter of the year. The three companies currently have a combined market value of US$6.4 trillion, more than double their market capitalization when the pandemic started 16 months ago.
Former US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, Google and their CEOs, because of unfairly infringing upon his First Amendment right to free speech as protected by the US constitution.
Alphabet's YouTube will no longer allow political or election ads in its coveted masthead spot at the top of the site's homepage nor ads for alcohol, gambling and prescription drugs, it said on Monday.