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June 22, 2022 T&S Newsletter

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Red Bull Racing suspends Juri Vips for use of racial slur on Twitch

Washington post | June 21, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Red Bull Racing has suspended Juri Vips, a junior driver from Estonia who recently competed for Hitech Grand Prix in Formula Two, after he used a racial slur while playing a video game on Twitch.

On Monday, Vips was playing “Call of Duty: Warzone” with Liam Lawson, another junior driver for Red Bull, who was streaming the game live on Twitch when Vips cursed and said the n-word, according to a recording of the Twitch stream. Lawson quickly replied “Juri!” and laughed.

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These are the people targeted by online hate on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Yahoo Finance | June 21, 2022

Company Listed: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

A new survey from the Anti-Defamation League says people are still reporting alarmingly high rates of hate and violence on the world's most popular online hangouts.

Nearly two-thirds of women, people of color, Jews and others from marginalized communities report experiencing harassment on social media because of their identity, according to the survey, an advance copy of which was shared exclusively with USA TODAY.

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Why are government’s still hesitating over social media ID verification?

Biometric Update | June 21, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Controversy surrounded the inclusion in May of an Online Safety Bill in the Queen’s Speech. This is the traditional introduction to the UK Parliament’s legislative program, probably the UK Government’s final order of business before it is required to seek re-election in two years’ time.

The cause of contention is the Bill’s apparent failure to adequately tackle one of the principal issues of online safety — the ability of users to remain anonymous. As long as this remains possible, argue the Bill’s critics, there is little chance of cutting the chronic rise in online abuse and fraud.

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Online hate against women on the rise

Asian Pacific Post | June 21, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

When Brandi Morin, an Indigenous journalist, received her first death threat in an email last fall, she immediately contacted the police in fear for her and her children’s safety.

They told me they couldn’t do anything unless the situation ‘escalated,'” Morin, a French, Cree and Iroquis journalist from Treaty 6 in Alberta, recalled in a video testimony given at a People’s Tribunal — essentially a mock trial — on June 14.

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Almost one in four kids have been bullied online

Sheppnews | June 22, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Almost one in four Australian children have been bullied online, giving Australia the second highest rate of online abuse against children in the world according to a new study.

Kyabram P-12 College chaplain Elizabeth Spicer says in the past children could go home and have a break from the bullying, but with social media it had become constant.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

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

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Non-Personal Data May be Removed from Personal Data Protection Bill

News 18 | June 21, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

It is unlikely that non-personal data that protect a person’s identity will become part of the upcoming data protection law that is currently being finalized by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), according to a report.

As per Hindustan Times, an official said that the Centre has been clear that data protection law should not create roadblocks to the development of the Indian economy.

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Justice Department and Meta settle landmark housing discrimination case

Washington Post | June 21, 2022

Company Listed: Meta, Facebook

Facebook-owner Meta agreed to revamp the social network’s targeted advertising system under a sweeping settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, after the company was accused of allowing landlords to market their housing ads in discriminatory ways.

The settlement, which stems from a 2019 Fair Housing Act lawsuit brought by the Trump Administration, is the second such settlement in which the company has agreed to change its ad systems to prevent discrimination. But Tuesday’s settlement goes further than the first one, requiring Facebook to overhaul its powerful internal ad targeting tool, known as Lookalike Audiences. Government officials said by allowing advertisers to target housing-related ads by race, gender, religion or other sensitive characteristics that the product enabled housing discrimination.

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Triller Biometric Privacy Plaintiffs Agree to Dismiss Lawsuit

Bloomberg Law | June 21, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Plaintiffs have voluntarily dropped their proposed class action against Triller Inc. over its alleged illegal collection of “facial imprint” biometric data, according to a filing in New York federal court.

Tamara Wilson, who sued the social media app in December, had accused Triller of analyzing users’ faces with its audio syncing features and violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Video Privacy Protection Act, among other laws.

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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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Manager trust and safety

Robinhood | Denver, CO

Posted: June 22, 2022

  • Minimum of 7 years of proven experience in Content Moderation and / or Customer Support in a technology firm.

  • Experience scaling teams across multiple workflows and various channels of support.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Outstanding leadership skills.

  • Highly flexible and adaptable to meet the evolving needs of a high-growth, fast paced organization.

Vendor Operations Manager, Trust & Safety

Roblox | San Mateo, CA

Posted: June 22, 2022

  • B.A. or B.S. degree or equivalent combination of operations and project or program management experience.

  • 5+ year’s vendor management experience.

  • Experience working in operations, collaborating with global teams, multinational vendors & BPOs

  • Strong understanding and demonstrated experience in the areas of Continuous Improvement, Operational Excellence.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.