Media Types TV Interviews

18 Jun 2020
Tool lets the boss watch staff working from home

Solicitor Yair Cohen in a live debate on whether banks should be able to spy on their employees who work from home during  COVID-19 and beyond. Read more Tool lets the boss watch staff working from home  

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

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 helped destroy psychological barriers by making most people accept certain restrictions […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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
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 […]

15 Apr 2019