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The US District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced a former Marine Tyler Dykes on Friday to nearly five years in prison for assaulting police officers during the January 6 Capitol attack. On top of the imprisonment, Dykes received another 36 months of supervised release and a $22,000 fine. Prosecutors from the federal government [...]

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Nigeria’s Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) announced on Friday that Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta Platforms had been fined $220 million for discriminatory practices affecting Nigerian data and consumers. The final order also mandates that Meta must now comply with Nigerian laws, cease exploiting Nigerian consumers, and refrain from future conduct that [...]

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Egyptian security forces have detained 119 people, including at least one child, since the start of July for participating in anti-government protests, human rights advocacy organization Amnesty International reported Thursday. In recent weeks, frustrations about price hikes and power cuts have fueled demonstrations and calls for revolution against the government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah [...]

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Meta announced the lifting of restrictions imposed on former US president Donald Trump’s accounts on Friday. This announcement comes as a product of a review process concerning political candidates originally introduced in January 2023, which involved periodic reviews of accounts subjected to suspension penalties for community standards violations. Meta viewed that allowing American users to [...]

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Pakistan’s Punjab government proposed a ban on all social media platforms for six days, citing security concerns during thousands of religious processions starting next week from July 13-18, according to a Thursday notice from the Ministry of Interior. The ban proposal concerns the religious parade taken out by the minority Shi’ite Muslims of the country on [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday called for an independent investigation into the house fire that killed journalist Sempurna Pasaribu and three members of his family last month. The organization emphasized the need for accountability for the incident. CPJ’s Senior Southeast Asia Representative Shawn Crispin stated: Indonesian authorities must leave no stone unturned [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the EU in a report published on Wednesday to review its dialogue with Vietnam over human rights concerns and called on the bloc to implement “more effective measures to address the Vietnamese government’s growing repression,” ahead of the EU-Vietnam human rights dialogue planned on July 4. This isn’t the first [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday vacated and remanded lower court rulings regarding the constitutionality of statutes enacted by Florida and Texas to regulate large social media companies’ content moderation practices. Both Florida and Texas passed laws in 2021 aimed at combatting what they saw as the stifling of conservative voices on major social media [...]

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