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13 August 2019

Despite bias claims, new data shows that Facebook is still not censoring conservatives

Author: Natalie Martinez, Media Matters for America

CNN reported that President Donald Trump's administration was drafting an executive order calling on the Federal Communications Commission to develop new regulations “clarifying how and when the law protects social media websites when they decide to...

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29 July 2019

Philippines: Report highlights psychological distress outsourced social media content moderators experience

Author: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Jeanne Whalen & Regine Cabato, Washington Post

"Content moderators at YouTube, Facebook and Twitter see the worst of the web — and suffer silently", 25 July 2019 ...

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21 May 2019
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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...

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21 May 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...

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30 April 2019

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...

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30 April 2019
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Author: Economia Digital (España)

“Estrellas infantiles de Youtube: "Si ganas dinero no es un juego"”, 26 de abril de 2019...

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5 April 2019

Australia passes law penalising social media platforms for violent content; civil society raises concerns re human rights impacts

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2 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?", ...

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28 March 2019

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...

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26 March 2019

Avaaz alleges Facebook’s response to disinformation in Europe poses a serious threat to democratic stability; includes co. response

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