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Individual EU Countries Can Now Force Social Platforms Like Facebook to Remove Defamatory Content

National courts in Europe can now sanction online platforms by ordering the removal of defamatory content around the world. The European Court of Justice has come up with such a decision today in a case brought by a former Austrian politician.

Facebook Has Bought a Startup which Is Exploring Ways to Control Computers with Brain Signals

Facebook has announced that it has bought New York-based startup CTRL-labs, which is exploring ways for people to communicate with computers using brain signals, Reuters reported.

The CNB estimates the deal at $ 1 billion, citing a well-informed source.

Facebook AR / VR Vice President Andrew Bosworth announced the deal in a message on the social network.

Mark Zuckerberg Met Donald Trump at the White House

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg had a "good, constructive meeting" with US President Donald Trump at the White House yesterday, the company quoted by the DPA.

A Facebook spokesman said in an email that Zuckerberg is in Washington for meetings with politicians discussing future regulations on the Internet.

Croatia: Portal "Index" journalist arrested for "two tweets"

Duhacek went on his own to an interview at the police station at Heinzelova Street last night, but was arrested at Franjo Tudjman airport this morning, the Index reports.
Duhacek was apprehended for two Twitter posts, adding the portal, while one tweet was posted last May and the other a few weeks ago.

Google Is Paying 945 Million Euro to End a Tax Dispute in France

The US Internet giant Google has agreed a deal worth a total of $ 945 million ($ 1.0 billion) to end a tax dispute in France, according to an agreement announced in court Thursday. The company will pay a € 500 million tax evasion fine, as well as a further € 465 million in claims settlement with the French tax authorities.

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