Cat Zakrzewski, The Washington Post Published 6:43 am PDT, Thursday, March 28, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO – Executives from top tech companies and California’s attorney general aren’t waiting for Washington to take action on pressing tech policy issues. At the first Technology 202 Live event here in San Francisco, they described how companies themselves are making changes to their own platforms to address public pressure on privacy and curbing disinformation on their platforms – and how states are seeking to rein in the tech giants with new legislation. “When it comes to the federal government, they move a lot slower,” said California state attorney general Xavier Becerra. Here are some highlights: 1. The next time a public official – perhaps even a president – tweets something that violates Twitter’s standards, the message could be accompanied by a label that provides more context, Twitter’s Vajaya Gadde told my colleague Elizabeth Dwoskin. Twitter is exploring how to annotate tweets that break its rules but that are in the public interest. “One of the things we’re working really closely on with our product and engineering folks is, ‘How can we label that?'” said Gadde, Twitter legal, policy, safety and trust lead. “How can we put… Read full this story
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