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French Antitrust Regulator: Google to Pay USD 600 Mln over Neighboring Rights Issue

 France's Competition Authority on Tuesday imposed on Google a penalty of 500 million euros (almost USD 600 million) for non-compliance with one of its rulings made last year regarding the issue of the tech giant's compensations to French publishers for the use of their content.

Trump's Facebook, Instagram accounts to remain suspended until 2023

Facebook suspended former U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform and his Instagram account until Jan. 7, 2023, saying they will be "only reinstated if conditions permit."

On May 5, the company's Oversight Board upheld Facebook's suspension of Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts because of his alleged role in riots at the Capitol building on Jan. 6.

‘Untold Story’: Dark Money, Israeli Advisers and an Albanian Election

The video was a crude example of a 'deep fake', a video that portrays someone saying something they didn't. And it was not the only political attack ad run by Untold Stories of Albania and targeting Basha and other opposition leaders before the April 25 vote that was won by the ruling Socialist of Prime Minister Edi Rama.

Politicians Turn Influencers in Albanian ‘Online Election’

"Politicians have turned into influencers and they compete for attention with prominent actors or famous bloggers," said Blendi Salaj, a media analyst and morning host at local CNN-affiliate A2 TV. "They post constantly to attract attention, to generate engagement, but not necessarily to communicate their political message."

Turkey fines Google $36.6 mln for breaking competition law

Turkish authorities on April 14 fined Google 296 million Turkish liras ($36.6 million) for violating the country's competition law.

Turkey's Competition Authority said Google violated the law by complicating organic search results in the content services market by prominently placing text ads at the top of its general search results, excluding its competitors.