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3 June 2020
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1 June 2020

USA: Company executives speak out against racism following the killings of George Floyd & Breonna Taylor by police

On 25 May 2020, white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned George Floyd to the ground, keeping his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, ultimately killing him. Three additional officers were involved. All four officers...

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17 May 2020

USA: Child privacy advocates allege TikTok of violating agreement to protect children and file complaint with Federal Trade Commission

Author: The Verge

“TikTok hit with complaint from child privacy advocates who say it’s still flouting the law”, 14 May 2020...

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13 April 2020

Tech companies' surveillance-based business models raise human rights concerns & threaten democracy, says Ranking Digital Rights' report

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16 March 2020

Twitter releases policy banning dehumanizing speech on platform

In September 2018, Twitter announced a new policy banning dehumanizing speech on the social media platform. The company's policy is "You may not dehumanize anyone based on membership in an identifiable group, as this speech can lead to offline harm."...

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5 March 2020

Hong Kong: Youtube reportedly says it's "sorry" for demonetising coronavirus-related videos at meeting with Youtubers

Author: Stand News (Hong Kong)

[Excerpt translation provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]...

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5 March 2020

Youtube reportedly demonetizes videos about coronavirus; company said subject falls under "sensitive topic"

Author: The Verge

“YouTube is demonetizing videos about coronavirus, and creators are mad”, 4 March 2020...

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3 March 2020

Petitioners accuse Google of censoring Youtube videos regarding coronavirus situation in China

Author: change.org

“Google is censoring legitimate YouTube videos about the new coronavirus in China”...

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29 February 2020

YouTube reportedly censors videos about novel coronavirus by removal or demonetization, company says they fall under “sensitive topics”

As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues in China and the rest of the world, numerous videos have been posted on YouTube, suggesting with fair account, that the actual death toll caused by the disease is higher than the official figures. Youtube has...

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25 February 2020

India: Disney blocks John Oliver show critical of Prime Minister Modi

Author: Manish Singh, TechCrunch

"Disney blocks John Oliver’s new episode critical of India’s PM Modi", 25 February 2020...

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