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5 September 2019

Tanzania: Study concludes mining companies should go beyond voluntary efforts & ensure they 'do no harm' to local communities

IPIS has published a report, presenting a bird’s-eye view on communities’ relations with industrial miners in northwest Tanzania. The study concludes that mining companies have taken the first steps towards gaining social licenses to operate. However,...

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1 September 2019

China’s disinformation on Hong Kong protests is on Twitter and Facebook

Author: Tripti Lahiri, Quartz

… Twitter… said it had found “a significant state-backed information operation focused on the situation in Hong Kong, specifically the protest movement.” It’s suspended 936 accounts originating from within China that “were deliberately and specifically...

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1 September 2019

Crackdown on Chinese accounts shows US social media giants becoming ‘more proactive’

Author: Simone McCarthy, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The swift crackdown on an alleged disinformation campaign linked to Hong Kong’s anti-government protests shows social media platforms Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are becoming more proactive about dismantling influence operations, according to...

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1 September 2019

Google shuts down 210 Youtube channels posting ‘coordinated’ disinformation about Hong Kong protests

Author: Anthony Cuthbertson, Independent (UK)

Google has removed hundreds of YouTube channels for uploading videos in a “coordinated manner” about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. The technology giant said 210 channels were disabled in order to protect the integrity of its platform, pointing to...

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1 September 2019

Hong Kong: Twitter, Facebook and Youtube crack down on alleged disinformation campaign linked to ongoing protests

Twitter, Facebook and Youtube have all taken actions to crack down on an alleged disinformation campaign that was said to be originating in China and spread disinformation about the ongoing anti-government protests in Hong Kong....

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1 September 2019

OPT: A Hundred NGOs call for the release of the UN database of businesses involved in settlements

Author: Al Haq

"More than 100 Organisations Call for the Release of the UN Database of Businesses Engaged in Activities with Israeli Settlements", 29th of August 2019...

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1 September 2019

Twitter cracks down on state media after unveiling Chinese campaign against Hong Kong protesters

Author: CNN

Twitter will no longer accept advertisements from state-controlled media outlets, the company announced… ...

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28 August 2019

Brazil: Scientists claim Bolsonaro has favored development over conservation after record fires in Amazon forest, but president blames NGOs without evidences

Author: BBC News (UK)

“Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest - space agency”, 21 August 2019...

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28 August 2019

Factsheet on handling community-related grievances in Kenya's mining sector

Author: Extractives Baraza & Strathmore University Extractives Industry Centre (Kenya)

"Handling Community Related Grievances in Kenya's Mining Sector"...

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26 August 2019

Uganda: Locals tell govt. inquiry how they were displaced without compensation to pave way for agribusiness

Author: Joseph Olanyo, The Observer (Uganda)

"Former MP, investors evict thousands in Kiryandongo"...

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