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2 October 2019

YouTube pulls down video spoof of protest anthem ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ over copyright infringement accusations

Author: South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The video-sharing platform YouTube… removed a controversial video version of the protest anthem Glory to Hong Kong with lyrics changed to be supportive of police and disparaging of the anti-government movement....

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6 October 2019

Singapore: 'Fake News' law grants temporary exemptions so tech companies can implement compliance measures

Author: Prinyaka Boghani, S&P Global

"Google, Facebook given breathing room as Singapore enacts 'fake news' law," 03 October 2019...

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10 October 2019

Germany: Suspected gunman in synagogue shooting livestreamed attack on Twitch; platform says it "has a zero-tolerance policy against hateful conduct"

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8 November 2019

Govts. of India, Russia & Turkey censor social media & blog content the most, according to new research

Author: Paul Bischoff, comparitech.com

"Which government censors the tech giants the most?" 1 Oct 2019...

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26 November 2019

Occupied Palestinian territory: The gathering of the Palestinian Journalists accuse whatsapp of blocking journalists' accounts

The Gathering of the Palestinian Journalists condemned and reported that popular messaging application WhatsApp banned on Friday, November 15, accounts of hundreds of Palestinian journalists reporting on Israeli violations in Gaza....

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31 January 2020

Ranking Digital Rights Winter 2020 investor update

Author: Rebecca MacKinnon, Melissa Brown, and Jasmine Arooni, Ranking Digital Rights

"Digital rights 2020 outlook: Market realities and regulation are raising the bar", January 2020 ...

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3 February 2020
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Author: Business Insider

« Des modérateurs de YouTube auraient été forcés de signer un document les alertant sur leur santé mentale », 27 janvier 2020...

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13 February 2020

Civil society & social media companies raise human rights concerns about Clearview AI's online mining of data & potential expansion plans

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17 February 2020

Commentary: Automation tools lack ability to assess context or intent risking limits to speech

Author: Eliska Pirkova, Access Now

"Automation and illegal content: can we rely on machines making decisions for us?", 17 February 2020...

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19 February 2020

Youtube says coronavirus videos fall under "sensitive topics" advertiser-friendly guideline

Author: @TeamYouTube (YouTube's official account on Twitter)

We want to confirm that videos that focus on coronavirus fall under the “sensitive topics” advertiser-friendly guideline. This is why they result in limited or no ads (yellow icons). ...

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