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25 March 2018

YouTube to ban videos promoting gun sales

Author: Niraj Chokshi, The New York Times

YouTube said this week that it would... ban videos that promote either the construction or sale of firearms and their accessories... “While we’ve long prohibited the sale of firearms, we recently notified creators of updates we will be making around...

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22 March 2018

New report calls on businesses to protect human rights on digital platforms

Author: New York University Stern Center for Business & Human Rights

"Harmful Content: The Role of Internet Platform Companies in Fighting Terrorist Incitement and Politically Motivated Disinformation", Nov 2017...

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5 March 2018

USA: Ex-employee files lawsuit against Google over allegedly discriminatory hiring practices at YouTube unit

Author: Ellen Huet, Mark Bergen, Bloomberg Technology (USA)

"Google Sued by Ex-Recruiter Alleging Anti-White, Asian Bias", 1 Mar 2018...

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16 February 2018

Germany: Law requiring social media companies to remove 'illegal content' violates free speech, according to Human Rights Watch

Author: Human Rights Watch

"Germany: Flawed social media law," 14 February 2018...

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14 February 2018

USA: Former Facebook & Google employees launch coalition to fight dangerous effects of technology

Author: Nellie Bowles, The New York Times

"Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built", 4 Feb 2018...

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24 January 2018

EU: Instagram & Google+ join co's incl. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube & Microsoft in Commission-led anti-hate speech efforts

Author: Nikolaj Nielsen, EU Observer

"Instagram and Google Plus join EU anti-hate speech drive", 19 Jan 18...

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4 January 2018
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2 January 2018
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Author: Dietmar Neuerer, Handelsblatt

Soziale Netzwerke wie Facebook und Twitter sind wichtige Hilfsmittel zur Wählermobilisierung... Für die AfD spielten die sozialen Medien von Anfang an eine große Rolle – quasi als kostenlose Werbeflächen für ihre politischen Botschaften....

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7 December 2017

EU: Commission releases new recommendations for tech co's to combat extremist content online

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7 November 2017

New report calls on internet cos. to do more to fight terrorist incitement & disinformation in line with responsibility to uphold human rights

Author: NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights & World Economic Forum

"Harmful Content: The Role of Internet Platform Companies in Fighting Terrorist Incitement and Politically Motivated Disinformation", Nov 2017...

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