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25 October 2019

Nigeria: Use of WhatsApp among older generations contributing to spread of fake news, includes company comments

Author: Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa

"Whatsapp is the medium of choice for older Nigerians spreading fake news", 22 October 2019....

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Company response
25 October 2019

Principle Cleaning Services' response

Author: Principle Cleaning Services Ltd

We are following our internal investigation and disciplinary procedures in relation to two employees.  As you will appreciate, in the interests of fairness and best practice, these are confidential processes, and it would be inappropriate for us to...

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23 October 2019

New UN report provides companies with roadmap for tackling online hate according to human rights law

Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

"Governments and Internet companies fail to meet challenges of online hate – UN expert", 21 Oct 2019...

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22 October 2019

USA: Facebook engineer reportedly fired for speaking out about colleague's suicide and precarious conditions of Chinese workers

Author: Lauren Kaori Gurley, VICE

"'Do Not Discuss the Incident,' Facebook Told Employee Fired After Speaking About Worker Suicide", 21 October 2019...

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21 October 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defends content moderation policies while criticizing TikTok's censorship

Author: Business Insider

“Mark Zuckerberg just slammed China for allegedly censoring Hong Kong protest videos on TikTok: 'Is that the internet we want?'”, 18 October 2019...

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21 October 2019

Google removes Hong Kong protester game for violation of app store policies

Google removed “The Revolution of Our Times”, a mobile game that lets people role play as a Hong Kong protester, claiming that the game violated Google Play’s policies. "We have a longstanding policy prohibiting developers from capitalising on...

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21 October 2019

Google's decision to remove Hong Kong protester game reportedly sparks internal debate among employees

Author: Business Insider

“Google's decision to remove a game that let users play as a Hong Kong protester has reportedly ignited a debate among employees”, 16 October 2019...

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19 October 2019

Philippines: Facebook used as platform for illegal trade of human organs; company responds

Author: Pichayada Promchertchoo, Channel News Asia (Manila)

"Kidney for sale: How organs can be bought via social media in the Philippines", 20 Oct 2019...

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18 October 2019

Call for input: Ranking Digital Rights releases draft indicators on targeted advertising, algorithmic systems

Author: Ranking Digital Rights

Earlier this year, we began a process of expanding the RDR Index methodology to address human rights harms associated with companies’ ​targeted advertising policies and practices​, and for their use and development of algorithmic decision-making...

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17 October 2019

Facebook's plan to add end-to-end encryption to its messaging services receives mixed responses from govts. & civil society

Facebook announced that it would add end-to-end encryption to all of its messaging services in an effort to better protect the privacy of its users. The announcement was supported by many human rights NGOs, noting the need to protect the right to...

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