Category: Lawmakers

EU lawmakers say it’s time to go further on tackling disinformation
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EU lawmakers say it’s time to go further on tackling disinformation

A major European Commission review of a Code of Practice aimed at combating the spread of disinformation online has concluded the self-regulatory instrument is failing to deliver enough transparency or accountability from the tech platforms and advertisers signed up to it. EU lawmakers suggested today that a swathe of shortcomings identified with the current approach…

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Indian lawmakers accuse Facebook of political bias
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Indian lawmakers accuse Facebook of political bias

Facebook is facing heat in India, its biggest market by users, over a report that claimed the company compromised its hate speech policy to favor the ruling party. Politicians from both Bharatiya Janata Party, which rules the government in India, and opposition Indian National Congress lambasted Facebook for its supposed favoritism to the other and…

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Block Plan to Give Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Aliens
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Oklahoma Lawmakers Block Plan to Give Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Aliens

A plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens failed to pass out of committee in the Oklahoma state House, with lawmakers overwhelmingly rejecting the measure. This week, Oklahoma lawmakers on the House Public Safety Committee voted 11-1 to reject a plan that would have provided eligible illegal aliens with state-issued driver’s licenses. Under the plan,…

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EU lawmakers are eyeing risk-based rules for AI, per leaked white paper
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EU lawmakers are eyeing risk-based rules for AI, per leaked white paper

The European Commission is considering a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition technology, according to a draft proposal for regulating artificial intelligence obtained by Euroactiv. Creating rules to ensure AI is ‘trustworthy and human’ has been an early flagship policy promise of the new Commission, led by president Ursula von der Leyen. But…

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GOP Lawmakers Vote ‘Hell No’ on Partisan Impeachment
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GOP Lawmakers Vote ‘Hell No’ on Partisan Impeachment

Two GOP lawmakers, Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) and Mark Walker (R-NC), voted “hell no” on impeachment Wednesday evening, per their Twitter accounts. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump on both articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The first article passed 230-197, with two Democrats, Reps. Collin Peterson (D-MN)…

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Lawmakers Stump for ‘National Period Day’ | Breitbart
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Lawmakers Stump for ‘National Period Day’ | Breitbart

Several lawmakers — including a handful of 2020 Democrat candidates — are recognizing National Period Day in order to elevate “the issue of period poverty,” lamenting that it is “outrageous” that some “people” do not have access to basic menstrual products due to their gender identity. Saturday, October 19, 2019, marked the first-ever National Period…

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