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Interacting with the dead is no longer science fiction. Digital technologies have evolved to the extent that they can be—and are being used—to emulate the dead. During the last five years, media reports recount efforts of people who have tried and developed, with different degrees of success, chatbots based on a deceased person’s digital data: [...]

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Meta Platforms Inc. (formerly Facebook) Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court against Social Data Trading Ltd, a Hong Kong-based social media analytics company, for allegedly scrapping account profiles of more than 91 million Instagram users and selling the scraped data as “demographics and insights about influencers and their audiences.” The social media giant accused [...]

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Roblox, an online game platform, sued content creator Benjamin Robert Simon on Tuesday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California for encouraging “unlawful acts designed to injure Roblox and its users.” Roblox alleges that Simon lead a “cybermob” and posted false and misleading threats to deter users from participating in the [...]

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The Canadian Liberal government has proposed a new legislative and regulatory framework to address harmful content through social media platforms and online communications. The proposal was released online Thursday as a consultation step and will allow Canadians to provide feedback until the end of September. The bill is set to be introduced in the fall [...]

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