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29 Sep 2021
YouTube deletes RT news

YouTube deletes RT’s German channels over alleged Covid misinformation YouTube deprives 500.000,000 news consumers of two popular news channels. Read more YouTube deletes RT

13 Aug 2021
Yair Cohen on GMB – How to combat social media football racism

Solicitor Yair Cohen interview with Good Morning Britain Social media lawyer Yair Cohen interview about racism in football via social media. Yair explains what needs to be done to stop social media racism for once and for all.

11 Jun 2021
Content removal discrimination by social media companies

Yair Cohen explains why social media companies appear to be discriminating against Russian generated content, even when it comes at the expense of vulnerable people who had been subject to people trafficking and to sexual abuse. Read more Online Content Removal

06 Jun 2021
Florida Senate Bill 7072

What is Florida Senate Bill 7072 and why it was enacted. Read more about Florida Senate Bill 7072  

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

The US might give ransomware threat the same priority as terrorism. Yair Cohen explains in this live panel discussion that as US internal security services have requested powers that will allow them to handle ransomware hacking crimes in the same way that they handle terrorist activities, other crimes might now come under the same banner […]

28 Apr 2021
Apple fined $12M in Russia over app market abuse. Yair Cohen explains why

Apple’s “crime” was that it made it difficult for a third-party company who developed a child safety app, to sell the app through its app store. Instead, Apple promoted its own app, exclusively. Read more: Apple fined $12M in Russia over alleged app market abuse

17 Apr 2021
Google found guilty on location cheating in Australia

Google found to have misled Australian users in location tracking case. The Australian Federal Court has ruled that Google misled users in the country when it comes to how it collects and uses location data. Google was particularly crafty on this occasion as it gave users two different security settings, both of which had to […]

17 Apr 2021
Can social media companies rewrite history?

Never before in human history, have those in charge of carrying public information to billions of people across the planet, been left unregulated.  The closest example of large scale information carriers are telephone companies and TV news stations, both of which operate under licences, which prohibit discrimination or selection of their users. Certainly not a […]

06 Mar 2021
Why are farmers in India supported by social media giants

Why India farmers protest is supported by social media giants who say they will refuse to comply with the take down requests by the Indian government and instead, act upon their own judgement Yair Cohen, social media lawyer talks live about social media giants’ hypocrisy when dealing with the largest democracy in the world. Read […]

23 Feb 2021
Facebook political ad ban blocks COVID19 vaccine messages

Facebook has been blocking messages from city authorities, health care providers and community officials promoting vaccination against COVID-19. This again has called into question how effective the platform is in helping public awareness campaigns. Read more Does Facebook deliberately promote Chaos | Social Media Lawyer (yaircohen.co.uk)

05 Feb 2021
Facebook hands in user private messages to FBI

How safe are your private messages on Facebook chat

05 Feb 2021
Calling for more online harassers to be prosecuted

Yair Cohen explains how he brings private prosecution cases against internet trolls Speaking to BBC Scotland’s Kate Adams, solicitor Yair Cohen explains the reasons for the rise in cases of internet trolling in the UK and how him and his law firm are able to assist victims of internet trolling and harassment

30 Aug 2020
Should political ads be banned on social media?

The role of social media ads during election campaigns

18 Jun 2020
Financial institutions spy on employees computers at home

How far would employers go,  spying on employees who work from home Can employers lawfully spy on their employees who work form home? Read more Legal issues around spying on employees who work from home  

28 Apr 2020
Why European states are slow to use mobile tracing technology during COVID-19

How far can governments go in using mobile technology during COVID 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. The COVID-19 outbreak […]

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

What are the legal consequences of parents posting images and other private information about their young children on the internet Read more Breach of privacy of children when parents post images of their children on social media

28 Feb 2020
Online harassment laws need to change to help victims of online harassment get their lives back

It is time we have reconsidered our approach to online harassment and so-called right to anonymity on the internet. There is a very simple way to get rid of online trolls, a phenomena that comes as a standard package, together with your brand new PC, iPhone, tablet and your internet connection. Online harassment can be […]

27 Feb 2020
Former Rangers and Hearts star’s daughter reveals her teenage bullying hell in a BBC interview together with Yair Cohen

Iain Ferguson’s daughter Kelsey has called for victims of online abuse to speak out following the death of Caroline Flack. Solicitor Yair Cohen explains how we can get rid of online bullying forevermore! The solution to online trolling is much more simple than most people think. Read more about how to stop online trolling  

12 Feb 2020

A decision like this had to be diplomatically worked together between the US & UK governments says social media lawyer Yair Cohen after the UK gives the green light to Huawei to be part of the UK’s 5G network.

01 Jan 2020
When did Facebook become a serious player in a political game?

Solicitor Yair Cohen says in a TV interview with RT News that during 2019, Facebook has cemented its position as a political player. Also in 2019, Facebook officially ceased to be a mere social media platform as it has engaged on a regular basis in editorial activism. The truth of the matter is that Facebook […]

01 Nov 2019
Twitter, Facebook and Political Ads

People are clever enough to make their own mind. The claims that bots and political ads are influencing political voting might not be as straight forward as some would like us to think.

01 Nov 2019
Why Facebook decided to keep displaying paid political Ads whilst Twitter chose to say no to the money

Read more: Twitter, Facebook, Political Ads and Mission Statements

25 Oct 2019
Why Facebook banned Russian Borscht recipes

Yair Cohen, Social Media Expert and Internet Law Solicitor, talks with RT News. Recently, Facebook banned a ‘Foodies’ page with some 40,000 subscribers that were posting Borscht recipes from the Russian institution. The reasoning behind their decision was that they believe that they identified the page as an emerging threat of a foreign coordinated and […]

28 Aug 2019
Social media platforms to be accountable for amplifying hate speech

Social media platforms to be accountable for amplifying hate speech from Yair Cohen Solicitor on Vimeo.

27 Aug 2019
Facebook’s new tool is not a remedy for privacy concerns

UK social media lawyer Yair Cohen explains about Facebook’s new privacy tool  

23 Jul 2019
FacebookAbility of the police -UK police to use artificial intelligence to identify to be criminals

The government is turning into Facebook Artificial intelligence might be great for Facebook and particularly for boosting up its advertising revenue. However, let’s remember that history is full of examples of individuals who did exceptional things under exceptional circumstances because they managed to change. They managed to change what they were statistically meant to become, […]

10 Jul 2019
Instagram’s New Anti-Bullying Features

Instagram’s new anti-bullying features are welcome news but I don’t think Instagram or Facebook are doing this necessarily because they want to protect their users (or maybe they do), but that they have been warned that there are going to be government regulations introduced unless they take a drastic approach to be seen that they are […]

05 Jul 2019
Lawyer Simone Burns is dead after a video of her being drunk on a plane went viral making her the target of sustained internet trolling and abuse

The question for us as a society is how many times do we want to punish someone who has committed a minor criminal offence or who perhaps was a bit silly and did something which is completely out of character? Perhaps they had decided to appear on a live or a reality TV show and […]

03 Jul 2019
28 Jun 2019
Facebook Content Moderators – Yair Cohen on RT news

Facebook is facing accusations of staff mistreatment after a group of moderators claim that they were exposed to poor working conditions. The technology in place is quite sophisticated with moderating text and audio posts but when it comes to videos, they cannot automate it. These human moderators, who need to be able to act quickly […]

18 Jun 2019
The Antitrust Probe – What the US Government is hoping to achieve.

There is a fear that social media companies, by having too much power, will end up becoming over influential over people democratic choices. The US government has lodged an investigation to find out whether social media law firms, in fact, act as a dangerous monopoly. Yair Cohen, UK social media lawyer, explains why the government […]

06 Jun 2019
It is possible to create cross jurisdictional internet regulation systems to limit social media content and self-harm

With social media being a possible driver of self-harm and suicide among the youth, the UK government is now taking matters into its own hands. Authorities says a new regulatory system for social media companies should be created to address the problem. Additionally, in an interview with Al Jazeera, Yair Cohen, a lawyer specializing in […]

07 May 2019
07 May 2019
Does Hauwei really have hidden backdoors on their equipment supplied to Vodafone?

There have been claims in the news that Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, Hauwei, had left a “little” backdoor open when it was involved in developing fixed line internet connections in Italy, on behalf of Vodafone. The implication from the news reports was that this was part of a “hidden agenda” by the Chinese government, aiming […]

03 May 2019
Service of injunction against an internet troll via Instagram for the first time in internet history

Occasionally, it might take some time to uncover the real identify of your internet troll so in the meantime, the courts in the UK allow you to serve in injunction on an unknown user via Instagram. Before serving the injunction, you must make sure that there is an order against Instagram to preserve all the […]

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Why your child might not be safe using YouTube

Google would like us all to believe that the use of YouTube by paedophiles is an unfortunate event which it has no control over and which it did not cause. The truth, however, very different. Yair Cohen in a live radio interview  Why your child might not be safe using YouTube

18 Feb 2019
12 Feb 2019
It is possible to regulate the internet despite its global nature. Yair Cohen interview with AlJazeera

People say they feel safer when there is a police presence, such as a local bobby walking the streets. There is a well-established body of evidence showing that the public wants the police to maintain a high level of public visibility and accessibility. Read More

10 Jul 2018
01 May 2018
The fallout from the sale of data by Twitter to Cambridge Analitica

Twitter has been caught out selling access to its users’ data to Cambridge Analitica, which in turn is alleged to have used data obtained from social media companies to manipulate the hearts and minds of innocent social media users. Last month, during the Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference,  ICO boss, Elizabeth Denham disclosed that the UK data protection […]

05 Mar 2018
Yair Cohen on The Legal Hour LBC – 28/02/2018

Yair Cohen, answers listeners questions about a right to be forgotten. Yair has joined presenter Clive Bull on LBC radio for a special internet and cyber-law legal hour.

28 Feb 2018
Why encryption works and how it is used by terrorists

Yair Cohen, internet law expert and social media solicitor, talks to RT UK.

27 Feb 2018
Anonymous Web ‘Trolls’ Are Targeted by Company Lawyers in U.K. Lawsuits

MoneySavingExpert, a British personal finance site with 5 million readers, was forced to hand over personal details about three users Similar orders have been granted in the U.K. over comments posted on Google Inc. (GOOG) blogs and comment boards at its YouTube unit’s website, said Yair Cohen, a lawyer for JPC.

27 Feb 2018
Individuals ‘have no right’ to stop name being used online

Ordinary people have no right to stop their names being used in web addresses because they are not famous enough, according to regulators. Yair Cohen, a solicitor at the Internet Law Centre, said the ruling showed individuals facing websites bearing their names were in a “vulnerable position”

27 Feb 2018
Defamation on the internet might land you in jail!

The Evening Standard reported today about Paul Britton, a web developer who used his SEO skills to defame a former client. The web developer pleaded guilty to harassing his own client by creating a derogatory website about him and was told by a Crown Court judge at Kingston Crown Court that he might go to […]

27 Feb 2018
Web developer avoids jail after creating website about ex-client which falsely claimed he was a paedophile

A web developer has walked free from court after creating a website about an ex-client falsely claiming he was a paedophile. Paul Britton built a website about chartered property surveyor…

27 Feb 2018
Online harassment injunction first Yair Cohen

Yair Cohen is the first lawyer successfully to serve a harassment injunction on an anonymous online abuser via mobile online photo-sharing and social networking service Instagram.

27 Feb 2018
Why do we care so much about government snooping but are happy to be spied on by social media?

Social media companies know about our personal business far more than the government. So why is it that we object so much to security based spying whilst we are happy to accept  social media surveillance.

27 Feb 2018
How to remove unauthorised personal images from the internet?

What to do if your images are stolen and placed on the internet? As hacked nude celebrity photos had been sold on the internet, Yair Cohen, social media lawyer is speaking to LBC Julia Hartley-Brewer with practical advice to help victims of breach of privacy get images removed from the internet.

27 Feb 2018
What are the legal responsibilities of social media websites towards their users?

What responsibilities do social media websites have towards their users? Should social media sites be better regulated or can they be trusted to self police the internet? Yair Cohen speaking to LBC.

27 Feb 2018
TalkTalk breach of data. Can you leave TalkTalk without paying termination charges?

What rights do customers of TalkTalk have following TalkTalk breach of data. I analysed the TalkTalk contract on behalf of BBC4 PM programme.

27 Feb 2018
Net neutrality fast lane slow lane. What does it all mean

What does net neutrality mean and why do we hear about it so often now. In this radio interview, solicitor Yair Cohen explains what net neutrality is and why people are so worried about the increase in the power of social media companies  over the minds of individual using the internet.

27 Feb 2018
Can employers monitor employees emails?

Employers can, under some circumstances, claim that they are in fact duty bound to spy on employees’ computers and communication. Listen to my interview with DownTownRadio.

27 Feb 2018
What are the legal risks for parents who post images of their children on social media

As parents do we need to think twice before we post images of our children on Facebook? I think so, but there are opinions to the contrary. Listen to my conversation with Shelagh Fogarty on LBC Radio 97.3 FM.

27 Feb 2018
How solicitors privileged communications were spied on by security services

The government collects bulk personal datasets which including legally privileged communication, most of which relate to people who present no particular interest to the intelligence services. The information is being secretly supplied by ISPs and email account providers who supply in on a voluntary basis and without any legal scrutiny. Do you care?

27 Feb 2018
Amazon fake reviews legal advice

Amazon users who post or  commission agents to post fake reviews are now more likely to face legal action Amazon as the company has so far this year issued more than 1000 law suites against both users and vendors for posting fake or manipulated online reviews.  Amazon specialist lawyer Yair Cohen discusses the latest developments […]

27 Feb 2018
Lawsuit against Facebook by victims of terror

Lawsuit against Facebook. Radio interview with Yair Cohen. Facebook sued by Israeli and USA citizens over Palestinian attacks. Lawyers have filed a $1B lawsuit against Facebook, accusing it of knowingly supporting the Palestinian group Hamas. Listen in to legal analysis by Yair Cohen

27 Feb 2018
Google Anti-trust investigations

Live radio interview from California. Google’s Antitrust Battle with the EU Lawyer Yair Cohen go through the catalogue of EU cases against Google, where the European Commission alleges anti competitive behaviour by Google. In the US, they call this anti-trust. In the Europe, the same practices are called anti competitive behaviour. Whichever name you choose […]

27 Feb 2018
How online profiling of terror suspects works and why is Yahoo co-operating

Is Yahoo scanning of its user’s email a classic case of anti-terror profiling? How legitimate it is for Yahoo to adhere to requests by the security agencies to scan its user’s emails for “suspicious” keywords whilst all the other major email service providers say they would have refused similar request? Listen in to my radio […]

27 Feb 2018
Should online abuse be treated as seriously as face to face abuse

CPS as issued a new guidance as to how the police and the prosecution service should treat online abuse. As online abuse of celebrity, MPs and regular people reach nearly an epidemic level, the common misconception that free speech and online anonymity are one and the same must be challenged. In this BBC Radio 4 […]

08 Nov 2017
Yair Cohen talks to RT UK on UK surveillance case in ECHR

Yair Cohen, Internet law expert, talks to RT UK on UK surveillance case in ECHR.

17 Sep 2017
What is the new Intelligence & Surveillance Watchdog and can it be effective

Yair Cohen, Patner at Cohen Davis Solicitors, speaks to RT UK about watchdogs monitoring Gov’t Intelligence & Surveillance tactics.

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19 Mar 2017
Is catfishing illegal in the UK?

Yair Cohen is interviewed by TV host Vanessa Cruickshank about catfishing and whether catfishing could or should be made illegal. Although catfishing is not illegal in the UK there are concerns that the practice of use of fake online profiles to trick people to depart with private information and agree to meet someone in person […]

09 Mar 2016
Legality of Negative Reviews

Is it legal to post a negative online review? What about attempts by companies to remove negative online reviews, is it legal, or lawful to try and suppress free speech? UK internet lawyer Yair Cohen has given a full length interview to  our colleagues at Reboot, one of UK’s most respectable Google search engine optimisation […]

09 May 2011
Analysis: Internet democracy sounds the death knell for the judges

We have been brought up to believe that telling lies is wrong – now it appears superinjunctions are telling us that telling the truth is wrong, too.However, the ongoing democratisation of our world through the internet, which basically says “let the community decide what is useful important or even truthful” UK internet law specialist Yair […]