Instead of dehumanizing people who engage in extremism inspired by hate and white supremacy, we should try to understand their humanity, and the experiences, pain, and vulnerability fueling their inclination to violence.
A coalition of consumer and privacy groups from the US, Canada and the European Union is urging Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to ensure that his company adopts the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy rules “as a baseline standard” for all Facebook users around the world.
The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal highlights the problem of “surveillance capitalism” in the digital age
Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica’s scandalous harvesting and use of Facebook user data highlights the urgent need for robust public debate on the emerging problem of “surveillance capitalism” in our increasingly digital society, suggests Jennifer Cobbe, the co-ordinator of Cambridge University’s Trustworthy Technologies strategic research initiative.
World Water Day 2018 and Cape Town’s unprecedented water crisis reminds us to get serious about water crises related to climate change, population growth, waste, and mismanagement, says Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki.
More than 1,100 women living and working within the international aid sector in 81 countries have signed an open letter demanding that women be “taken seriously by men and decision makers in humanitarian and development organizations”.
The Oxfam sexual exploitation scandal signals the arrival of the moment for an honest public conversation about charities’ role in society, the white saviour mentality, gender relations, charity accountability, and the impact of western aid and power in developing countries.
While Facebook professes a commitment to stopping hate, harassment and discrimination, the social media behemoth’s reporting policies and human moderators often punish users of color who speak out against racism or justifiably criticize white people.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Liberia’s “acutely patriarchal political system” are to blame for the decreasing number of women elected to office in the west African country.
Internal Facebook documents recently reviewed by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom, reveal that the social media behemoth’s censors often condone hate speech by white men but punish racialized minorities and activist groups for legitimate political expression.
“When we live connected to a community, we are more likely to become champions for one another, not just for ourselves,” writes Sarah van Gelder, the co-founder and editor at large of YES! Magazine.