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South-East Asia: Research & webinar discuss legal frameworks to protect defenders against Strategic Lawsuits against public participation
Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre & United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
"SLAPPs in Southeast Asia: Legal Frameworks to Protect HRDs", 12 June 2020...
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Author: The Guardian (UK)
“Zoom admits cutting off activists' accounts in obedience to China”, 12 June 2020...
Commentary: Making access to the internet a human right can address inequalities in access to public discourse
Author: Sam Bocetta, OpenGlobalRights
I argue that by making access to the internet a human right, inequalities in access to public discourse can be addressed, especially in countries where access to free speech is currently limited. From this right to public discourse flow certain other...
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USA: Court asked to order Facebook to release Myanmar officials' data for Rohingya genocide case before the World Court
Author: Anthony Deutsch, Stephanie van den Berg, and Pap Saine, Reuters
"U.S. court asked to force Facebook to release Myanmar officials' data for genocide case," 10 June 2020...
India: Human rights activist's social media account blocked by authorities after allegedly suggesting groups engage in protests
"Journalist Aakar Patel’s Twitter account blocked in India week after allegedly calling for protests", 11 June 2020...
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"DFRLabs : Une entreprise tunisienne a influencé la présidentielle via les réseaux sociaux", 6 Juin 2020...
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- Related in-depth areas: Information & communications technology
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Tunisia: Comms firm UReputation accused of coordinating Facebook disinformation campaigns to influence African elections
In June 2020, NGO Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) published a report into the operations of UReputation, a Tunisia-based digital communications firm. The company's report found that the company had created a network of...
Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters
"Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking 'private' internet use," 2 June 2020...
USA: Tiktok apologizes after black lives matter and George Floyd posts appear to be hidden on platform
Author: The Independent (UK)
“Tiktok apologises to black users after black lives matter and George Floyd posts appeared to be hidden on site”, 3 June 2020...
- Related companies: TikTok (part of ByteDance)
Author: Marina Fabre, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)
Netflix, Twitter, Nike, Adidas, CBS... Face à l'embrasement provoqué par la mort de George Floyd, un Afro-Américain tué par un policier blanc, les grandes entreprises américaines sont de plus en plus nombreuses à soutenir le mouvement Black Lives...