Thursday, July 16, 2020

Tag: social media

From porn to tweets and online bullying; The Age of Abuse

Unity, cooperation and tolerance are the pre-eminent values of the time.

25 Dallas police officers face disciplinary measures for bigoted social media...

“We hope this is shifting the conversations in the department away from a them-versus-us mentality and into a community policing mentality.”

How this database is tracking and exposing officers’ bigoted Facebook posts

It’s found more than 5,000 racist, sexist, and Islamophobic Facebook posts and comments by law enforcement.

Stop social media platforms from spreading hateful content

Tell social media platforms to stop the spread of hateful content online.

‘Zuckerberg must resign now’: Outrage after report shows Facebook let corporate...

"No one should trust Facebook until they change their business model."

The American Social Contract

Based on responses to polls, a majority of us – Republicans, Democrats, and Independents – have consistently agreed to 5 simple principles. This is the American Social Contract.

5 ways new movement leaders are effecting change

Today, new movements are working with more established organizations to capitalize on their wide-reaching networks.

#MeToo campaign for Sudanese teen highlights the need to end Western...

Noura Hussein, who was sentenced to death in Sudan for killing "rapist husband," was recently changed to five years in prison because of “Sudanese activists, themselves raising the profile of this case, is what [got the attention of] international circles."

Profit, not free speech, governs media companies’ decisions on controversy

Government rules and regulations do little to limit what television shows, films, music albums, video games and social media content are available to the public.

Facebook is no friend to democracy

If democracy is to survive in this brave new world, mass movements of people will need to organize together to restrain these corporate behemoths and protect our digital commons.

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Far from being the solution to systemic racism in America, these billionaires and their corporations are actively perpetuating it.
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As COVID-19 cases spike, epidemiologist warns ‘the road to an uncertain vaccine is paved...

We speak with Dr. Ali Khan, epidemiologist and the dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, about the Trump administration’s handling of the crisis and his hopes for a vaccine.

US corporations a driving force behind ‘unprecedented wave’ of global land privatization: Report

The U.S. in particular, the report says, is a "key player in an unfettered offensive to privatize land around the world."
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Noam Chomsky on Trump’s disastrous coronavirus response, WHO, China, Gaza and global capitalism

"This is the most crucial election in human history, literally. Another four years of Trump, and we’re in deep trouble."