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 […]
Internet Law Expert Radio Interview
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
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.
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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.
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 […]
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What are the legal consequences of parents posting images and other private information about their young children on the internet
‘It could be a very simple process,’ says Yair Cohen, Internet Law Expert
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The government will eventually, like it or not, police the internet. This is inevitable. The recently published White Paper which warned internet companies very clearly of its intention to set up a new internet regulator is an indication of what social media companies should expect to see in the future. How powerful this regulator will be, will largely depend on how genuine social media companies’ effort to combat intolerance, prevent self-harm and decrease the amount of fake news is.
Katie Price is certainly a controversial figure who doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind. But does this necessarily make her a fair target to online abuse?
She doesn’t think so and i’m supporting her. Katie Price and her children have been suffering from online abuse and harassment far before many members of Parliament started to recognised online harassment and abuse as an issue worth discussing.
Moving away from self-policing does not necessarily mean the creation of ‘thought police’ or a ‘snooping unit’, but rather it is intended to make people feel safer online and bring our police into the twenty-first century.
Obtaining disclosure orders against online trolls can be made far easier says internet law expert and social media solicitor Yair Cohen, who regularly acts for celebrity who face abuse online