- Feb 17, 2020
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from lawmakers about his company’s censorship of Catholic content during his two-day congressional hearing following the revelation that millions of Facebook users’ personal data had been compromised.
A California jury convicted the man who owns the website catholic.org of tax evasion on Wednesday.
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Communications has urged the Trump administration to keep current net neutrality rules in place because an open internet, he said, is critical to the nation’s faith communities and how they interact with their members.
At a major summit on child safety online hosted by Rome’s Jesuit-run Gregorian University, representatives of major technology giants such as Facebook and Microsoft pledged their full commitment to fighting online abuse. Other participants, however, wondered whether, in light of the massive revenues generated by social media firms, more could actually be done.
At an Oct. 3-6 summit at Rome’s Gregorian University, with the support of the Vatican, on efforts to keep children safe in the digital world, there’s been a lot of talk about the massiveness of the challenges. In that context, speakers from New Hampshire have provided a badly-needed dose of hope, insisting that data show smartly-crafted and long-term programs to help children actually do make a difference.
As the Vatican deals with criticism of its handling of the case of a papal diplomat recalled to Rome from Washington facing allegations of child pornography use both in the U.S. and Canada, it’s backing a major summit at Rome’s Jesuit-run Gregorian University this week designed to tackle the growing problem of child vulnerability in an internet age.