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Facebook, Google and Twitter disinformation investigation

Today, the European Commission published the reports and analysis of the progress made in April 2019 by Facebook, Google and Twitter to fight disinformation.
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Bangladesh arrests critics over social media posts

Bangladesh arrests multiple anti-government critics over social media in their crackdown on the right to free speech, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Ethiopia: Call for appointment of UN Envoy on journalist safety

International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR) calls for the appointment of a UN Special Envoy dedicated to journalist safety on World Press Freedom Day in Ethiopia.
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Does insurtech threaten our privacy?

As more data streams become available, digital vulnerabilities widen. These fundamental problems beg the question - how feasible really is insurtech?.
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UK PM joins ‘Christchurch Call to Action’ on online terror

PM Theresa May joins world leaders and internet companies for a Summit on tackling terrorist use of the internet and online terror consequences.
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Social media has debateable effect on teenage life satisfaction

Oxford researchers conducted a study of 12,000 British teenagers, which shows links between social media and teenage life satisfaction are small at best, but can change depending on gender and how the data is analysed.
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Israel gives ‘Pegasus’ spyware to countries like Saudi Arabia

Israel sells 'Pegasus' spyware that tracks all online moves of an individual to countries like Saudi Arabia and UAE: Amnesty and New York University are filing a petition in Tel Aviv tomorrow (14 May).
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Singapore: Fake news law ‘will rule the news feed’

The Singaporean authorities must drop plans to enact a ‘fake news’ law that would dramatically curtail freedom of expression in the country and beyond, Amnesty International said.
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Twitter and FB are not protecting women MPs from abuse

The Joint Human Rights Committee accused Facebook and Twitter of failing to do enough to protect female MPs and other public figures from online abuse during an evidence session yesterday (1 May).
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Ecuadorian women face violence to protect Amazon rainforest

Ecuador will not stop attacks against Indigenous women, who are receiving death threats and physical beatings for protecting the Amazon rainforest: What does President Moreno want out of this?
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What is the reality of eating disorder treatment?

Dr. Lynne Green speaks to Nishat from Open Access Government about NHS eating disorder treatment, what to do if someone is suffering, and how social media has changed the landscape.
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Home Secretary: Social media “a platform to incite violence”

The UK Home Secretary announced £1.4 million for a specific social media focus by the police, consulting with social media companies at the latest Serious Violence Taskforce.
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The UK “porn ban”: What do you need to know?

Alastair Graham, CEO of AgeChecked, weighs in on UK porn ban discussions after the government announced the date: Read on to find out what an age verification expert thinks of the ban.
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UK porn ban will actually begin in July

The much-discussed UK ban on porn access will begin on the 15 July, 2019: What does this really mean for people trying to watch porn?
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50% rise in need for student mental health services

Millennials are considered one of the most anxious generations: Student mental health services are increasingly necessary.
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Voyeurism Act 2019: ‘Upskirting’ is made a crime in UK

The Voyeurism Offences Act 2019 has been made into UK law: Read on for an analysis of the changes to your rights, and the legal loopholes that existed before today.
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UK introduces worlds first online safety laws

Social media companies and tech firms will be legally required to protect their users and face tough penalties if they do not comply with the new online safety laws.
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Is the UK “porn ban” successful?

The largest mainstream test of an online age verification system since the announcement of the UK’s “porn ban” has taken place, and has been described as a huge success.
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What is the future of online mental health treatment?

Henry Jones spoke to Nishat from Open Access Government about mental health platform Big White Wall (BWW), in light of expected UK Government White Paper on Online Harms.
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Underage access to porn online is UK parents biggest fear

Three quarters (75%) of parents worry about their children accessing inappropriate adult content online such as violent porn, according to new research.

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