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28 March 2019

Facebook bans content related to white nationalism & separatism after pressure from civil rights groups

Facebook has announced that it will ban praise, support, and representation of white nationalism and separatism on Facebook and Instagram. In a blog post announcing the ban, Facebook said that conversations with academics and civil rights groups...

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Company response
26 March 2019

Response from Facebook to letter from executives of Vodafone NZ, Speak & 2degrees

Author: Facebook

We continue to keep the people, families, and communities impacted by the tragedy in Christchurch in our hearts. Since the attack, we have been working closely with the New Zealand Police to respond to the attack and support their investigation. We...

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Company response
25 March 2019

Response from Google to letter from executives of Vodafone NZ, Speak & 2degrees

Author: Google

Google and YouTube take issues of terrorist use of the internet very seriously. See here and here for posts that layout our overall approach to terrorist content. In addition, we are working in coalition with other companies through the Global Internet...

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Company response
25 March 2019

Response from Twitter to letter from executives of Vodafone NZ, Speak & 2degrees

Author: Twitter

We are deeply saddened by the attack in Christchurch. Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and everyone in the community affected by this tragedy. We are continuously monitoring and removing any content that depicts the tragedy, and will...

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Article
22 March 2019

UN Human Rights Council unanimously calls for better protection of & consultation with environmental human rights defenders by states & businesses

Author: International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) (Switzerland)

"HR40 | Council unanimously recognises vital role of environmental human rights defenders", 21 Mar 2019...

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21 March 2019

USA: Facebook to stop allowing discrimination in ads as part of a settlement with civil rights groups & individuals

Author: Jack Gillum & Ariana Tobin, ProPublica

"Facebook Won't Let Employers, Landlords or Lenders Discriminate in Ads Anymore," 19 March 2019...

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Story
19 March 2019

New Zealand: Business leaders & govt. call on Facebook to do more to rid platform of extremist content after live streaming terrorist attack in mosques

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Article
19 March 2019

USA: African-American employees sue UPS for allowing racial discrimination at work

Author: Mallory Simon & Sara Sidner, CNN

"Black workers in Ohio accuse UPS of allowing hate at work," 13 March 2019...

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Article
13 March 2019

China: Officials hint Xinjiang detention camps to be phased out; But relatives concerned detainees are being released into forced labour

Author: Lily Kuo, Guardian

"Xinjiang detention camps may be phased out, governor suggests", 13 March 2019...

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Article
10 March 2019

Australia: Hotel group is segregating Aboriginal people into inferior rooms; co. denies allegation

Author: Oliver Gordon & Scott Mitchell, ABC News

"Undercover recordings capture hotel staff racially segregating guests", 8 March 2019...

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