Yair Cohen

29 Sep 2021
YouTube deletes RT News Channels

YouTube deletes 2 news channels depriving 500,000,000 viewers of news choice YouTube has permanently deleted two news channels, which appear to have reported news in a manner disagreeable to YouTube. Both news channels, which between them share more than half a billion viewers are sister stations of Russian RT News. The news channels broadcast in […]

11 Jun 2021
Is online content removal influenced by politics?

Do social media companies discriminate against Russian generated content and if so, who has to pay the price? Yair Cohen explains in a live interview

06 Jun 2021
Senate Bill 7072 Florida

The aim of Senate Bill 7072 Florida (SB 7072) is to create a fairer competing environment for political candidates in Florida.

06 Jun 2021
The US to give ransomware threat same priority as terrorism

Internal security organisations in the US, have requested powers to allow them handle ransomware threat the same they handle terrorism.

28 Apr 2021
Apple fined $12M in Russia over alleged app market abuse

Apple fined for anti-competitive behaviour. Earlier this week, Apple was fined by the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service for gaining an unfair advantage over other companies, through its app store.

17 Apr 2021
Biden v Knight First Amendment Institute and Twitter’s right to exclude users

Biden v Knight First Amendment Institute, summary of the facts of the case. The case was first brought on behalf of Twitter users who objected to the right of President Donald Trump to block them. The core complaint was that the President’s Twitter account was an “official” account and that the comments section on his Twitter account was a “constitutionally protected public forum

06 Mar 2021
Why India farmers protest is supported by social media giants

Why India farmers protest is supported by social media giants

23 Feb 2021
Does Facebook deliberately promote Chaos

There are political ideologies that thrive on chaos. What if one day (or perhaps already) Facebook decides to adopt one of those ideologies and start using its power and influence to promote and spread chaos in some countries or around the world.

05 Feb 2021
Why the police must have little tolerance towards online trolls

Yesterday I gave an interview to BBC Scotland where I explained why the government must take a tougher approach and prosecute people who commit harassment on social media. This was after reports by NHS nurses of the spill of the harassment against them to offline, with nurses being abused on the street. The advice given […]

18 Jun 2020
Why spying on your employees working from home might not be such as a good idea

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01 Jun 2020
Breach of privacy after a post on a private Facebook Group court case

In the case where damages awarded for breach of privacy on Facebook, it was shown that even when family members share information among themselves (only 35 people had access to the information), where the information is considered to be privacy

28 Apr 2020
Why do European governments are reluctant to use mobile phone tracking apps to save lives

Tracing apps are playing a significant role in some countries in combating COVID-19. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has given a huge boost to some technological advances but more importantly, the virus has created a public readiness to accept them.

23 Apr 2020
Breach of privacy of children when parents post images of minors on social media

What are the legal consequences of parents posting images and other private information about their young children on the internet

08 Apr 2020
What are the legal risks for parents who post images of their children on social media

As our lives become more isolated and the amount of time we spend on social media is soaring, we start quickly to run out of original things to post. Thank God, though, that there are children in this world. No matter where you put them, they will always come up with something funny, creative and […]

25 Feb 2020
Celebrity harassment, vulnerability and online anonymity

The internet is allowing all type of vultures to take advantage of celebrities’ vulnerability. Celebrity harassment lawyer Yair Cohen says harassment of celebrities online is permitted because we encourage anonymous speech online