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July 04, 2022 T&S Newsletter

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17.5 mn content pieces actioned on Facebook in India during May: Meta

Business Standard | July 03, 2022

Company Listed: Meta, Facebook

Meta-owned Facebook 'actioned' about 17.5 million content pieces across 13 violation categories in India during May, according to the latest monthly report by the social media giant.

The content 'actioned' belonged to categories including bullying and harassment, violent and graphic content, adult nudity and sexual activity, child endangerment, dangerous organisation's and individuals, and spam, among others.

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Twitter says it has banned over 46,000 bad accounts in India in May

Business Standard | July 03, 2022

Company Listed: Twitter

Twitter banned more than 46,000 accounts of Indian users in May over violation of its guidelines, the microblogging platform said in its monthly compliance report on Sunday.

According to the report, Twitter removed 43,656 accounts for child sexual exploitation, non-consensual nudity, and similar content, while 2,870 accounts were banned for promoting terrorism.

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Women online are facing harassment — the ToxicHush campaign is addressing it.

Women of Influence | July 03, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

The TV reporter was telling me over the phone that he needed someone to interview who was not a beauty contestant. I qualified.

It was 1992 and I was serving on the board of MediaWatch, a national organization working to improve women’s representation by the media. The reporter thought my view on the cancellation of the Miss Canada pageant might differ from the perspective of the previous winners he’d also interviewed.

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The extremist watchers: How a network of researchers is searching for the next hate-fueled attack

USA Today | July 03, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

One evening in early June, a week after 19 students and two teachers were shot and killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, extremism researcher Kesa White started seeing media reports of another mass shooting, this time at a medical center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In turn, she picked up each of the three phones she uses for research and got to work, scrolling fast. Apps. News sites. Twitter, and other more obscure social media platforms. In the minutes after a shooting, she would need to learn as much as she could.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

Regulatory news and policy decisions impacting the T&S ecosystem.

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Okay, Google: To protect women, collect less data about everyone

Washington Post | July 01, 2022

Company Listed: Google

This is a moment I’ve long worried would arrive. The way tens of millions of Americans use everyday Google products has suddenly become dangerous. Following the Supreme Court decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, anything Google knows about you could be acquired by police in states where abortion is now illegal. A search for “Plan B,” a ping to Google Maps at an abortion clinic or even a message you send about taking a pregnancy test could all become criminal evidence.

There is something Google could do about this: stop collecting — and start deleting — data that could be used to prosecute abortions. Yet so far, Google and other Big Tech companies have committed to few product changes that might endanger their ability to profit off our personal lives. Nor have they publicly committed to how they might fight legal demands related to prosecuting abortions.

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Google will delete user location history for abortion clinic visits

Washington Post | July 01, 2022

Company Listed: Google

Google said Friday that it would delete its users’ location history whenever they visit an abortion clinic, domestic violence shelter or other similarly-sensitive place, responding publicly for the first time to calls for the data giant to limit the amount of information it collects that could be used by law enforcement for abortion investigations and prosecutions.

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Texts, web searches about abortion have been used to prosecute women

Washington Post | July 03, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Paramedics arrived at Latice Fisher’s Mississippi home to find a baby in the toilet, lifeless and blue, the umbilical cord still attached. The child — roughly six pounds and more than 35 weeks along — was rushed to the hospital, where it was pronounced dead.

Fisher, a mother of three, told paramedics she had not known she was pregnant. But she later admitted to a nurse that she had known about the pregnancy. And after she voluntarily surrendered her iPhone to police, investigators discovered that Fisher, a former police dispatcher, had searched for how to “buy Misopristol Abortion Pill Online” 10 days earlier.

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Our rights under threat Government plans to scrap the Human Rights Act will remove a vital protection against state racism, experts say

Voice Online | July 04, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Boris Johnson plans to pull Britain out of the European Convention on Human Rights, which has formed the basis of many court victories where black Brits have challenged police brutality and wrongful convictions.

Critics of the government say a new British Bill of Rights predicts it will be far less effective upholding human rights in a systemically racist British justice system.

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T&S Careers & Jobs

T&S jobs posted recently, often within the last 24 hours, looking for top talent.

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Principal Engineer, Trust and Safety

YouTube | San Bruno, CA

Posted: July 03, 2022

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • 15 years of experience in software development in programming languages (e.g., C, C++, Java) to build distributed systems.

  • Experience creating a vision for the future.

  • Experience in content moderation.

  • Experience in cyber security.

  • Experience working with full stack development and full release cycle.

Policy Lead - Child Safety Trust and Safety

YouTube | San Bruno, CA

Posted: July 03, 2022

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 5 years of experience in drafting or enforcing policy for an online platform or engagement with online public policy issues.

  • Experience working with global teams and communicating with stakeholders cross-functionally.

  • Experience in engaging and discussing sensitive or controversial topics.

  • Experience with implementing strategic and/or large scale projects in a demanding and fast-moving environment.