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Author: Guilherme Pavarin, The Intercept Brasil (Brazil)
“Como a milícia digital bolsonarista resgatou sua máquina de fake news para atacar universitários”, 15 de maio de 2019...
Eight companies & 17 govts. support Christchurch Call to address terrorist & violent extremist content; civil society expresses concerns with the process
On 15 May 2019, 8 companies, 17 governments, and the European Commission adopted the Christchurch Call, a voluntary commitment to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online. This call was proposed two months after terrorist attacks at two...
Commentary: Content moderation by social media companies should be more transparent & aligned with human rights norms
Author: Jillian C. York & Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier Foundation
"Content moderation is broken. Let us count the ways." 29 April, 2019...
Australia & New Zealand: Push for govt. intervention in regulating social media cos. intensifies after mass shooting
Author: Damien Cave, NY Times (USA)
"Countries Want to Ban ‘Weaponized’ Social Media. What Would That Look Like?", ...
Facebook bans content related to white nationalism & separatism after pressure from civil rights groups
Facebook has announced that it will ban praise, support, and representation of white nationalism and separatism on Facebook and Instagram. In a blog post announcing the ban, Facebook said that conversations with academics and civil rights groups...
Please see here for a blog post we released last month detailing our work on misinformation across our platforms, along with a 30-page white paper on how Google fights disinformation.
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Author: CNBC News
"Australia's prime minister calls for global social media restrictions after Christchurch shootings", 19 March 2019...