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16 March 2020

Twitter releases policy banning dehumanizing speech on platform

In September 2018, Twitter announced a new policy banning dehumanizing speech on the social media platform. The company's policy is "You may not dehumanize anyone based on membership in an identifiable group, as this speech can lead to offline harm."...

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16 March 2020

USA: Companies release a signed letter calling on legislators to abandon anti-LGBTQ legislation

Author: Freedom for All Americans

"Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation", 11 March 2020...

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16 March 2020

USA: Google, Apple, Amazon & 40 other companies sign open letter opposing anti-LGBTQ legislation

Google, Apple, Amazon and dozens of other companies have signed letters opposing anti-LGBTQ state-level bills across the United States....

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10 March 2020

Google sets up fund to offer paid sick leave to contractors & temp workers who can't work due to COVID-19 symptoms or quarantines

Author: Tyler Sonnemaker, Business Insider

Google has set up a fund that will enable all contract and temporary workers globally to take paid sick leave should they need to due potential coronavirus symptoms or quarantines... "As we're in a transition period in the U.S.—and to cover any gaps...

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5 March 2020

Commentary: Strong digital rights help improve public health

Author: Peter Micek & Natalia Krapiva, Access Now

"Protect digital rights, promote public health: toward a better coronavirus response," 5 March 2020...

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29 February 2020

YouTube reportedly censors videos about novel coronavirus by removal or demonetization, company says they fall under “sensitive topics”

As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues in China and the rest of the world, numerous videos have been posted on YouTube, suggesting with fair account, that the actual death toll caused by the disease is higher than the official figures. Youtube has...

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24 February 2020
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Author: Bastien L, le Big Data

« L'UE dévoile son plan pour concurrencer les GAFAM [Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon et Microsoft] sur l'IA et le Big Data », 19 février 2020...

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17 February 2020

Commentary: Automation tools lack ability to assess context or intent risking limits to speech

Author: Eliska Pirkova, Access Now

"Automation and illegal content: can we rely on machines making decisions for us?", 17 February 2020...

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13 February 2020

Civil society & social media companies raise human rights concerns about Clearview AI's online mining of data & potential expansion plans

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13 February 2020
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Author: Yvonne Gangloff, Siecle Digital

« Clearview AI veut vendre son logiciel à des pays où les droits humains sont baffoués », 11 février 2020...

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