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Musk"s defamation win may reset legal landscape for social media

Elon Musk's daring has left its mark on electric cars and rockets, and now experts say the entrepreneur may have reshaped U.S. defamation law with his willingness to defend at a high-stakes trial a lawsuit over an off-the-cuff tweet......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 6th, 2019

Musk"s defamation win may reset legal landscape for social media

Elon Musk's daring has left its mark on electric cars and rockets, and now experts say the entrepreneur may have reshaped U.S. defamation law with his willingness to defend at a high-stakes trial a lawsuit over an off-the-cuff tweet......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 6th, 2019

Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial sparked by "pedo guy" tweet

Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk gained a stunning legal victory on Friday as a federal court jury swiftly rejected the $190 million defamation claim brought by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 6th, 2019

5 things to know, including an announcement for Folsom coffee fans

Happy Tuesday, loyal readers. It's apparently National Cake Day. Here's what else you need to know. But first, coffee Reset: Cafe By Day, a new locally owned business that's coming to Folsom, has already attracted a following on social media. Its plan.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 26th, 2019

Google, Reddit defend tech legal protections ahead of Congress hearing

A 23-year-old law giving technology companies legal protection from lawsuits over user-generated content remains critical to the internet's future, Alphabet Inc's Google unit and social media site Reddit Inc said in testimony released on Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 15th, 2019

Elon Musk has warned that "advanced AI" could poison social media

REUTERS/Mike Blake Elon Musk tweeted Wednesday that if "advanced AI" hasn't already been used to manipulate social media, it will be soon. Musk was unclear what he meant by "advanced AI," but described .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 26th, 2019

Tech companies won"t wait for U.S. to act on social media laws, Microsoft"s president says

Microsoft Corp President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said .....»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 13th, 2019

Report: Twitter And Snapchat"s Cannabis Ads In Canada Could Face Legal Punishment

Twitter (NASDAQ: TWTR) and Snapchat (NASDAQ: SNAP) are the only two big names in Silicon Valley’s social media alley willing to provide a space for cannabis companies to show ads in Canada. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaAug 1st, 2019

Facebook"s Libra coin likely to run a regulatory gauntlet

Facebook Inc will face unprecedented regulatory scrutiny over a new digital currency that the social media company hopes will become globally recognized legal tender within a year......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 28th, 2019

Help Desk: How to respond to social media, business defamation

When a Facebook comment, tweet or Yelp review contains false and derogatory information, these words can harm the reputation of a business and its ability to operate......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 10th, 2019

Tesla shares bounce back following Elon Musk email to staff

Tesla shares made a recovery Thursday after an email by Elon Musk saying the auto company was on track this quarter to beat the previous record for deliveries was leaked on social media and news outlets......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 23rd, 2019

Sexual harassment regulations remain a legal focus

Orchard Park attorney Scott Horton made employment law the sole focus at his firm, Horton Law PLLC. To help clients stay up to date on the latest New York state rules and regulations, Horton uses social media as a tool to spread news and notes ab.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 20th, 2019

The Wall Street Journal: Elon Musk, SEC again ask judge for another week to resolve contempt dispute

Elon Musk and the Securities and Exchange Commission want more time to work out their dispute over whether the Tesla Inc. chief executive violated a court order restricting his use of social media......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 25th, 2019

Facebook Sales Top Estimates; Legal Costs Cut Into Earnings

Facebook Inc.’s first-quarter revenue rose a better-than-projected 26 percent, underscoring the strength of the largest social-media company’s advertising business in spite of regulatory threats and privacy concerns......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 24th, 2019

Facebook hires State Department lawyer as general counsel

Facebook Inc on Monday named the legal adviser to the U.S. State Department as its general counsel, as the social media giant faces growing regulatory hurdles and privacy concerns......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 22nd, 2019

A social media swarm is betting Tesla will crash and burn

The war on Tesla is unique. Musk has used Twitter to cultivate a cult-like following as a tech revolutionary. Fittingly, his nemesis is a social media swarm, made up largely of anonymous contributors with made-up names and colorful avatars......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 14th, 2019

A social media swarm is betting Tesla will crash and burn

The war on Tesla is unique. Musk has used Twitter to cultivate a cult-like following as a tech revolutionary. Fittingly, his nemesis is a social media swarm, made up largely of anonymous contributors with made-up names and colorful avatars......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 14th, 2019

Celebrity jeweler says Elon Musk canceled meeting after Instagram video

Celebrity jeweler Ben Baller said Tesla canceled his meeting with CEO Elon Musk after Baller posted on social media after being locked in his Model X......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 9th, 2019

The New York Post: Rep. Devin Nunes sues Twitter for $250 million, claiming anti-conservative bias and defamation

California Rep. Devin Nunes filed a lawsuit against Twitter on Monday, claiming the social media site has “shadow banned” conservatives......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 18th, 2019

Musk: Social media should be regulated

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was asked about the Facebook controversy during an interview Tuesday in California. Watch Gayle King's full report April 12 on "CBS This Morning," which airs 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 11th, 2018

Elon Musk: Regulate Social Media and AI to Stop ‘Willy-Nilly’ Spread of Fake News

“You can’t have more clicks on fake news than real news,” Musk said......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 11th, 2018