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22 March 2016

Google Kenya declines request by govt. agency to remove video on plight of gay persons from YouTube

Author: Christopher Hooton, in Independent (UK)

"Google refuses Kenyan film board’s demand that it take down gay music video"...

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29 March 2016

USA: Companies mobilise against state laws that permit & protect discrimination against LGBT people

In two southern US states, companies have contributed to blocking one bill that would have explicitly permitted discrimination against LGBT people (in Georgia), and are protesting another new law that has been passed prohibiting local (city) anti...

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10 May 2016

Kenya: YouTube initiates pulling down "inappropriate" gay music video after request by govt. agency

Author: CIO East Africa

"Google Initiates Process of Pulling Down Kenyan Gay Music Video Banned By KFCB"...

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1 June 2016

European Commission & IT companies announce code of conduct to combat online hate speech while protecting freedom of expression

Author: European Commission

"European Commission and IT Companies announce Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech"...

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23 June 2016

Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn may be complicated in China, where LinkedIn censors content

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27 June 2016

Two Chinese journalists detained for 'picking quarrels and provoking trouble

Author: Committee to Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the detention of Lu Yuyu and Li Tingyu, who systematically document protests on social media websites…on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," according to reports…It is unclear where...

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18 July 2016

Facebook & peer firms don't enforce policies of zero tolerance for rape threats, or disclose related statistics

Author: Sandra Laville, Guardian (UK)

"Facebook teams fail to uphold company's rape abuse standards", 18 July 2016...

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30 August 2016

Microsoft makes it easier for users to report racist, sexist, homophobic & other hate speech

Author: Mariella Moon, Engadget (USA)

"Microsoft makes it easy to report hate speech", 28 Aug. 2016 If you come across any racial and gay slur and just about anything that sounds like hate speech on Xbox Live, you can directly report the incident to Microsoft. The tech titan has launche...

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25 October 2016

Thailand: Junta asks Google and Youtube to block lèse majesté content

Author: Prachatai (Thailand)

A deputy junta head has asked Google and YouTube to cooperate in blocking websites and videos with alleged lèse majesté content....

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28 November 2016
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Author: William Audureau, Le Monde (France)

« Pourquoi les équipes de modération de Twitter ne sont pas plus réactives », 23 novembre 2016...

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