Actions of tech giants shows they are still a law unto themselves

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Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 10:47AM
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Actions of tech giants shows they are still a law unto themselves

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 10:47AM

For all the puff and posing from the social media giants it appears they are still a law unto themselves.

In the last 48 hours, we have had Twitter conform to orders from the Indian Government to remove tweets that criticise their handling of Covid.

And now Facebook is allowing businesses to advertise things like smoking, gambling and extreme weight loss to kids as young as 13.

Professor of Computer Science at AUT Dave Parry joined Mike Hosking.

“What happens is, that rather than directly advertise the products, what they do is, advertise something that looks like a social media club or something which happens to lead you through to the other things.”

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