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Freedom on the Net 13h
From New Zealand to France, governments are trying to stop terrorist content. But their efforts could mean we're "sleepwalking towards a future in which all social media posts are filtered prior to being posted," says our own .
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Melissa Kim 4h
📣📣📣 Coming at you hot with news about how you can work for Access Now because life is short and is amazing
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The New Yorker 10h
A video of the shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, was live-streamed on the shooter's Facebook page. Whose job was it to take the video down?
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Access Now 6h
"[The] idea that we should trust the Sri Lankan government — let alone any government — in wholesale blocking of social media sites is terrifying." , ED of (We agree.)
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Adrian Shahbaz 9h
Why blocking social media doesn't stop misinformation. Rumors spread by word of mouth - and in mainstream news (!!) - just as easily. For all its faults, tech provides an opportunity to debunk falsehoods & question media narrative, particularly where there's little press freedom
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APC 9h
The rapidly declining environment for , civil society, journalists, bloggers, media & dissenting voices in manifests once again through the detention & deportation of ED of
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Access Now 7h
Our own joined at today to talk about legal frameworks for regulating and the impacts of hate speech for women in
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Internet_SF 13h
According to : "We’re seeing a growing acceptance of broad censorship as a response to hate and misinformation." SM blocking in the name of the fight against fake news and hate is becoming the new frontier of online censorship.
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Access Now 7h
"In a country with such tight government controls on traditional media, social media is more of a boon than Western commentators would assume."
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Derechos Digitales 7h
Para promover el debate sobre la protección de datos personales en e , elaboraron una guía básica de recomendaciones y un análisis de la situación legislativa sobre el tema en el país. Conócela aquí:
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CIPESA 9h
Replying to @cipesaug
UPDATE: Dr Wairagala Wakabi, who was detained earlier today at the immigration offices at the JK Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, has been deported back to on the grounds of protecting "National Interests"
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CIPESA 10h
Replying to @cipesaug
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Access Now 10h
URGENT: Access Now strongly condemns the detention of Executive Director Dr Wairagala Wakabi. We demand his immediate and unconditional release.
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Rebecca Enonchong 18h
The country where the internet has been shutdown for one year - CNN
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Anita Gohdes 14h
In case you need any more convincing why tampering with Internet access is harmful, read this interview with :
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Lisa Garbe Apr 24
Our documentary CITIZENS OFFLINE about the role of in internet shutdowns is finally out! Thx again to for contributions!
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Access Now 14h
Excellent thread below with some key take-away points from . The agenda & speakers are here:
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RightsCon 15h
Have you checked out the Tunis speaker roster yet? We’re so excited to have such a diverse array of leading experts joining us at our 8th annual convening of the human rights & technology community from June 11-14! 👥💡🇹🇳
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Access Now 14h
For those in , state censorship of social media has become a way of life. According to , the govt cut access because people were sharing videos of violent clashes, then continued the practice to repress discontent among citizens.
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CiLuna Apr 24
In solidarity with at the UAE Embassy together with friends from and . Ahmed has been on hunger strike for more than 5 weeks and his health has deteriorated. We urge to
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