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15 October 2018

Myanmar military were prime operatives behind systemic, highly secretive Facebook campaign that targeted the Rohingya and fueled genocide, report alleges

Author: Paul Mozur, New York Times

"Myanmar’s Military Said to Be Behind Facebook Campaign That Fueled Genocide"...

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12 October 2018

Tech co's agree on self-regulatory standards to help the EU fight online disinformation

A group of tech companies including Google, Facebook and Mozilla have agreed to abide by new standards set out by the European Commission in the battle against the dissemination of fake news across the EU. It is the first time worldwide that industry...

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10 October 2018
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Author: Nelson de Sá, Folha de São Paulo (Brazil)

“Publicitário ataca nordestinos por votação e é suspenso de agência”, 8 de outubro de 2018...

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9 October 2018

Australia: Amazon staff in Melbourne warehouse claim unsustainable work targets; harsh working conditions

Amazon recently agreed to raise wages for its US and UK staff. However, its warehouse in Melbourne, Australia, has been described as a "hellscape" with reports citing reliance on insecure casual employment arrangements, intense pressure to meet unsust...

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9 October 2018

Polaris release report: "A Roadmap for Systems and Industries to Prevent and Disrupt Human Trafficking"

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2 October 2018

Amazon raises minimum wage for US & UK employees in victory for workers pushing for better pay

Amazon said on 2 October that it would increase its minimum wage from $11 to $15 (£11.57) which will be an increase for more than 350,000 workers.  It is also increasing its minimum wage in the UK from £8 to £10.50 an hour in London and £9.50 across t...

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2 October 2018
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Author: Florian Maussion, Les Echos

« Amazon fait un effort salarial aux Etats-Unis », 2 octobre 2018...

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Company response
29 September 2018

Amazon's response

Author: Amazon

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the company to respond to claims of labour rights abuses, in particular, reliance on insecure casual employment arrangements, unsustainable pressure to meet performance targets and inadequate...

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  • This is a response from the following companies: Amazon.com
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28 September 2018

Saudi Arabia: Digital activist calls for open, decentralized platforms that don’t archive or sell users’ information

Author: Manal Al-Sharif, The New York Times (USA)

"The Dangers of Digital Activism", 16 Sep 2018...

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27 September 2018

Brookings Institution issues policy recommendations on how to manage the impact of digital technology on fair elections, human rights & internet governance

Author: Ted Piccone, Brookings Institution, in Sur: International Journal on Human Rights (Brazil)

"Democracy and digital technology", 27 Sep 2018...

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