Tom Miles / Reuters:
U.N. human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar say that Facebook has played a role in spreading hate speech in the country — GENEVA (Reuters) – U.N. human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar said on Monday that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech there.
- Apple acquires digital newsstand Texture, which gives its readers access to ~200 magazines for $10/month, as it doubles down on content “from trusted sources” (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
- Study shows Facebook's hate speech rules are unevenly enforced, with the company agreeing its censors made mistakes on 22 of 49 posts submitted for explanation (ProPublica)
- After mob violence, Sri Lanka ordered ISPs to temporarily block access to Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Viber for “spreading hate speeches and amplifying them” (New York Times)
- Facebook shares slide 4% in premarket trading amid calls for investigation from lawmakers and concerns of deeper regulatory scrutiny of the platform (Munsif Vengattil/Reuters)
- Facebook under pressure for its data practices from Democratic and Republican lawmakers in US, the head of European Parliament, and UK officials and lawmakers (Reuters)
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