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27 December 2018

Sudan: Govt. shuts down social media amid protests, raising concerns about freedom of expression & assembly

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21 December 2018

Amnesty Intl. finds high levels of online abuse of women on Twitter; incl. company comments

Following the launch of its "Toxic Twitter" report in March 2018, Amnesty International launched Troll Patrol, a global crowdsourcing effort to demonstrate the scale and nature of abuse that women continue to experience on Twitter. In collaboration...

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30 November 2018

Commentary: Surveillance capitalism & targeted advertising contributing to discrimination & violations of right to privacy

Author: Dr. Nathalie Maréchal, Motherboard

Social media companies are advertising companies... From today's vantage point, the Arab Spring stands out as an iconic cautionary tale... would-be revolutionaries, reformers, and human rights defenders were among the first to master the power of what...

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28 November 2018

USA: Tech companies fail to end forced arbitration for discrimination claims

Author: Melanie Ehrenkranz, Gizmodo

After Google's Historic Walkout, One of Tech's Big Problems Is Still Being Ignored, 21 November, 2018...

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27 November 2018

Four more cos. express intent to join code of conduct on countering illegal hate speech online in 2018

Author: European Commission

"Countering illegal hate speech online #NoPlace4Hate", 18 Oct 2018...

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20 November 2018

Facebook & Twitter allegedly taking insufficient action to stop spread of hate speech & incitement of violence through their platforms

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19 November 2018

Response from Twitter

Author: Twitter

Twitter does not permit hateful conduct, abuse, threats of violence, or targeted harassment on our service. These type of behaviors do not encourage free expression or foster open dialogue; they stifle them. As part of our overall health initiative, we...

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6 November 2018
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Author: 24 horas (México)

“Empresas de EU protestan contra la definición de género según sexo al nacer”, 1 de noviembre de 2018...

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30 October 2018

Ranking Digital Rights' Investor Update highlights that good governance in ICT sector requires focus on consumer privacy & expression-related risks

Author: Rebecca MacKinnon & Melissa Brown, Ranking Digital Rights

"Poor digital rights governance: Users, investors, and societies pay the price," 29 Oct 2018...

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30 October 2018

USA: Social media site Gab accused of facilitating white supremacist violence after user suspected of killing 11 people in Pittsburgh synagogue

On 27 October 2018, Robert Bowers entered Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and killed 11 people and wounded 6 others. The attack is believed to be the deadliest on the Jewish community in US history, according to the Anti-Defamation...

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