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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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7 November 2019

Facebook suspends Russian accounts that meddled in the domestic politics of 8 African countries

Author: Africanews

"Facebook suspends fake accounts for meddling in 8 African countries," 31 October 2019....

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4 November 2019

Kuwait: Domestic workers traded on Facebook, Google and Apple-owned apps; includes company comments

Author: Owen Pinnell & Jess Kelly, BBC

"Slave markets found on Instagram and other apps," 31 Oct 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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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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6 October 2019

Singapore: 'Fake News' law grants temporary exemptions so tech companies can implement compliance measures

Author: Prinyaka Boghani, S&P Global

"Google, Facebook given breathing room as Singapore enacts 'fake news' law," 03 October 2019...

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19 August 2019

Facebook recording of user audio prompts EU privacy regulator to investigate company's handling of personal data

Author: Thomson Reuters via CBC

"Facebook recording of user audio prompts probe from EU privacy regulator", 14 August 2019...

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7 August 2019

USA: 8chan releases statement deflecting blame for platform's alleged role in disseminating hate speech

Author: Julia Carrie Wong, The Guardian

"8chan: owner of extremist site lashes out as scrutiny intensifies", 07 Aug 2019...

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25 July 2019

USA: Govt. issues $5 billion fine against Facebook for repeated privacy violations

Author: Tony Romm, The Washington Post

"U.S. government issues stunning rebuke, historic $5 billion fine against Facebook for repeated privacy violations"...

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28 June 2019

Int'l human rights law as the common ground for govts. & cos. to rethink internet content moderation

Author: David Kaye, OneZero

"A New Constitution for Content Moderation", 25 Jun 2019...

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