Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Facebook has ‘devastating’ civil rights record, its own audit says Comments 0

Monday, July 27th, 2020
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A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found that the company’s elevation of free expression – especially by politicians – above other values has hurt its progress on other matters like discrimination, elections interference and protecting vulnerable users. Facebook hired former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy in May 2018 to assess its Read more

Hong Kong: Facebook and WhatsApp ‘pause’ police help Comments 0

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Hong Kong’s Facebook and WhatsApp laws have drawn criticism from around the world. Several countries, including the UK, have criticised China for imposing new security laws, which they say threaten the territory’s long-standing autonomy. Facebook said it would stop considering the requests, “pending further assessment” of the human rights issues. No personal information about users Read more

Facebook is out of control. If it were a country it would be North Korea Comments 0

Monday, July 6th, 2020
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There is no power on this earth that is capable of holding Facebook to account. No legislature, no law enforcement agency, no regulator. The US Congress has failed. The EU has failed. When the Federal Trade Commission fined it a record $5bn for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, its stock price actually went Read more

Priest tried to livestream Mass – but what happened was hilarious Comments 0

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

An Italian priest is one of the millions of people currently locked-down due to the coronavirus pandemic. He is also one of the many who are still trying to bring a sense of normality in these uncertain and scary times. As we are not able to leave our homes, except to shop or go to Read more

Facebook called out for St Augustine quote hate speech decision Comments 0

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Social media giant Facebook ran into determined opposition after describing a St Augustine quote as “hate speech” and removing it from its site. Domenico Bettinelli, a pro-life activist from Massachusetts, immediately wrote a blog post about Facebook taking down the Divine Office passage. Facebook had said it took it down because it violated Facebook’s “Community Read more

Your silence is an insult to our grief,’ Privacy Commissioner tells Facebook Comments 0

Monday, March 25th, 2019

NZ Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has delivered Facebook another serve as his relations with the social network remain heated. On Monday, Edwards shared an email with the Ne Zealand Herald that he sent to a number of Facebook executives on Friday. Read more Related Posts:Time to regulate the internetFacebook apologises for blocking Catholic contentJust one student left Read more

Abuse on Facebook lost in translation in Pacific Comments 0

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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Facebook is growing in both users and regional relevance in the Pacific. Analysts and human rights groups in the region are pointing to a rise in online abuse, as Pacific communities grapple with translating their culture to the digital meeting house. Online abuse is not easily detected when local languages are used. Facebook would not Read more

Facebook axes discriminatory ads, will re-educate advertisers Comments 0

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Discriminatory ads will soon be a thing of the past with Facebook. Facebook said it has removed more than 5,000 ad-targeting categories to limit the ability of advertisers to exclude users based on ethnicity or religion. Until now, when an advertiser created an ad for Facebook, a tab “to exclude persons who correspond more or Read more

Facebook’s ‘Say Nope to the Pope’ campaign Comments 0

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

A ‘Say Nope to the Pope’ Facebook page is encouraging people to protest against Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland in August. The campaign aims to ensure a low turnout at planned events at the triennial World Meeting of Families. So far over 1,000 people have clicked “attending” the protest and another 4,000 say they are Read more

Technology giants halt Ireland’s abortion referendum ads Comments 0

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Technology giants Google and Facebook have suspended all advertising about Ireland’s abortion referendum. At present voters are being asked to decide whether to repeal Ireland’s constitutional ban on most abortions. Google says protecting “election integrity” is behind their decision. Advertisements on Google-owned companies AdWords and YouTube are included in the ban. Facebook says its decision Read more