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Meta Should Pay Reparations to Rohingya Refugees, Rights Group Says
September 30, 2022

Meta Should Pay Reparations to Rohingya Refugees, Rights Group Says

By Sebastian Strangio
Amnesty International claims that Facebook was aware that its algorithms were amplifying harmful anti-Rohingya hate speech in Myanmar, but still did nothing to stop it.

Vietnamese Government Readies New Social Media Controls: Report
September 30, 2022

Vietnamese Government Readies New Social Media Controls: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
It will soon introduce restrictions on which social media accounts can post news-related content.
Facebook, Instagram Purged Millions of Posts During Philippine Election
August 08, 2022

Facebook, Instagram Purged Millions of Posts During Philippine Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The scale of Meta's content removals points to the sheer deluge of hate speech and disinformation that is flowing through the country's social media networks.

The US Should Ban China’s State Media From Social Platforms
May 19, 2022

The US Should Ban China’s State Media From Social Platforms

By David L. Sloss
U.S. companies – including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter – are subsidizing Chinese and Russian information warfare by providing free electronic amplification services.

Facebook Fails to Detect Hate Speech Against Rohingya, Report Claims
March 22, 2022

Facebook Fails to Detect Hate Speech Against Rohingya, Report Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
A leading advocacy group claims that the platform's ability to detect Burmese-language hate speech "remains abysmally poor.”

Facebook Bans Myanmar Military-linked Companies From its Platforms
December 09, 2021

Facebook Bans Myanmar Military-linked Companies From its Platforms

By Sebastian Strangio
The firm's announcement came a day after a group of Rohingya refugees sued Facebook's parent company for facilitating genocide.

Uzbekistan’s Efforts at Forcing Data Localization Backfire
November 04, 2021

Uzbekistan’s Efforts at Forcing Data Localization Backfire

By Catherine Putz
The head of the state communications regulator was fired swiftly after popular social media sites and apps were restricted for failing to comply with data localization laws.
Meta Pushes Back Against Kazakh Claims of ‘Exclusive’ Access to Facebook’s Content Reporting System
November 02, 2021

Meta Pushes Back Against Kazakh Claims of ‘Exclusive’ Access to Facebook’s Content Reporting System

By Catherine Putz
"This process is the same in Kazakhstan as it is for other countries around the world," a Meta spokesman told Reuters.

Facebook Grants Kazakhstan Direct Access to Content Reporting System
November 02, 2021

Facebook Grants Kazakhstan Direct Access to Content Reporting System

By Catherine Putz
In giving the Kazakh government direct access to identify content as problematic, Facebook is empowering an autocratic government to further police what its citizens say. 

Facebook Dithered in Curbing Divisive User Content in India
October 26, 2021

Facebook Dithered in Curbing Divisive User Content in India

By Sheikh Saaliq and Krutika Pathi
Internal company documents on India highlight Facebook's constant struggles in quashing abusive content.

US Court Orders Facebook to Hand Over Deleted Anti-Rohingya Content
September 23, 2021

US Court Orders Facebook to Hand Over Deleted Anti-Rohingya Content

By Sebastian Strangio
In a ruling, the court stated that Facebook’s citing of a privacy provision to withhold the records from Myanmar was “rich with irony.”
Should Social Media Companies Ban the Taliban?
September 01, 2021

Should Social Media Companies Ban the Taliban?

By Andressa Oliveira
The Taliban’s social media presence once again invites a debate on the repercussions of the technology industry’s role in world politics.

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