World leaders and tech execs pledge to curb online violence

Business / Tech May 16, 2019

World leaders and tech execs pledge to curb online violence

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies joined a dozen countries in a global pledge Wednesday to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks. World leaders, led by French President Emmanuel Macron, and ...

New Zealand official brands Facebook 'morally bankrupt'

Business Apr 9, 2019

New Zealand official brands Facebook 'morally bankrupt'

New Zealand's official privacy watchdog described Facebook as "morally bankrupt" and suggested his country follow neighboring Australia's lead by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch mosque shootings. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has been critical of Facebook's response to ...

World / Crime & Legal Feb 14, 2019

Germany sees 'frightening' rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes

Anti-Semitic offences rose almost 10 percent in Germany last year, and violent attacks were up more than 60 percent, crime statistics showed Wednesday, sparking alarm in the Jewish community. Police recorded 1,646 offenses motivated by hatred against Jews, the highest level in a decade, said ...