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How a vocal Instagram critic of Italy’s prime minister’s fake Christmas cake charity drive led to a nationwide crackdown on influencers

Could a panettone promotion explain a new law?

On Jan 12, 2024 by Gabriele Di Donfrancesco

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In 2023, TikTok turned on Europe

Europe is no vacation, according to TikTok.

On Dec 18, 2023 by Gabriele Di Donfrancesco

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Is the EU’s new AI law any good?

It depends on who you ask.

On Dec 11, 2023 by Marlon Ettinger

Twitter only has about a dozen people moderating half of Europe

Report shows that Twitter only has a handful of moderators for languages spoken by millions

‘About 90% of trust and safety content moderation staff are English-speaking.’

On Dec 4, 2023 by Leqi Zhong

diners in France ask for bill to be split, receive bill ripped in half

‘But why are you splitting $35’: Customers try to split bill, workers rip it in half

‘I’d go lower and leave them ripped euro.’

On Aug 8, 2023 by Angela Littlefield

Padlock over EU map symbolizing the EU General Data Protection Regulation GDPR with ChatGPT logo overlay centered

Italy is leading the fight against AI—and could prompt EU-wide action

But people aren’t happy about its ChatGPT ban.

On Apr 24, 2023 by Simone Fontana, Anna Toniolo

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German officials highlight major concerns with EU plan to scan phones for child sexual abuse material

The German Parliament held a hearing on Wednesday to discuss the EU’s proposed plan to combat child sexual abuse material.

On Mar 2, 2023 by Jacob Seitz

woman speaking hands up in front of white background caption 'I do not advise you to visit this hotel !!' (l) woman with hand up outside next to pool caption 'My experience in Albania as a black woman' 'I was attacked and abused in a 4* hotel by 1 of the staff !!' (c) woman speaking in front of white background hands together (r)

‘I was attacked and abused at a 4-star hotel’: Black woman says she was attacked by hotel owner in Albania, sparking debate

‘The way we were dealt with was awful, but I don’t feel like that’s a reflection of the people in Albania.’

On Oct 7, 2022 by Braden Bjella

Pharmacy sign with techno cross design caption 'Pharmacy signs in France hitting different' (l) Pharmacy sign with techno animated dog caption 'French Pharmacy Signs Are Something Else' (c) Pharmacy sign with techno cross and pills caption 'Pharmacy signs in France hit different.' (r)

‘Pharmacy signs in France hit different’: TikTokers have a new obsession—and they’re making techno mashups about it

Who knew that European drugstores went so hard?

On Aug 24, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Europe sets progressive net neutrality standard by banning zero-rating

You can’t zero-rate in Europe anymore.

On Jun 16, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Could Europe’s new laws rein in Elon Musk’s chaotic vision of free speech on Twitter?

Twitter is global, and Elon Musk needs to factor that into his decisions.

On Apr 29, 2022 by Jonathan Keane

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Why the third time won’t be the charm for a new U.S.-EU data-sharing agreement

Activists and privacy experts still have major concerns about mass surveillance.

On Apr 10, 2022 by Jonathan Keane

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Could Clearview be fined out of existence by Europe’s tough data privacy laws?

Europe is fighting against facial recognition.

On Mar 25, 2022 by Jonathan Keane

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EXCLUSIVE: Leaked document reveals Patriot Front’s barhopping, neo-Nazi-filled, fact-finding mission through Europe

The white nationalist group spent time with extremists in five European countries.

On Feb 1, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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‘Food here is poison’: TikToker claims she can eat anything in Europe but not the U.S.

On Jul 14, 2021 by Tricia Crimmins

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