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Abuse against women online is at epidemic levels – and there are key factors that make it even worse

Startup Daily | June 03, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Women online suffer a disproportionate amount of harm and abuse, but it isn’t all based on their gender. This “cyber violence” is also shaped by a range of other intersecting factors such as race, religion, class, caste and disability.

Our ongoing research involves collecting case studies from both India and Australia to understand how various marginalized identities can impact young women’s experiences of online violence, and how social media companies – including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – aren’t doing enough to stop it.

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Social media platforms should be accountable for disinformation —Senate panel

GMA News | June 02, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

A Senate committee has approved a report which recommends holding social media platforms accountable for the spread of disinformation in the country.

The Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments, at the last session of the 18th Congress on June 1, gave nod to the draft committee report contained in Senate Resolution 953. It was penned by the panel chairperson Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.

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Social media attacks on Amber Heard may have influenced jury in libel trial, her lawyer says

CBC | June 02, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Amber Heard was "demonized" by ex-husband Johnny Depp's legal team and excoriated on social media during a sensational defamation trial that ended with a jury ordering her to pay Depp $15 million US, Heard's lawyer said Thursday.

Elaine Bredehoft, one of Heard's lead attorneys during the trial, said she believes the jury was influenced by a relentless barrage of social media posts condemning Heard and supporting Depp. She said Heard plans to appeal.

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Google settles lawsuit with Illinois residents for $100M

Rockford Register Star | June 02, 2022

Company Listed: Google

Illinois residents are eligible to receive part of a $100 million class-action settlement involving another tech giant.

As with the class-action complaint against Snapchat, Google was accused of violating the Biometric Information Privacy Act regarding its use of a face regrouping tool in the Google Photos app.

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