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Russia rights groups urge authorities to stop using home searches to intimidate opponents
Russian rights groups Open Russia, Memorial and Public Verdict Foundation called on authorities Tuesday to stop using home searches to intimidate opponents. This call came after journalist Irina Slavina died from setting herself on fire in front of t (More)
Hong Kong police arrest over 80 protesters during China National Day
Hong Kong police wearing riot gear overwhelmed and arrested at least 86 people on Thursday during planned protests against Beijing during China's National Day holiday.According to a Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) press release, protesters gathered (More)
Thailand takes legal action against Facebook and Twitter
Thailand's Ministry of Digital Economy and Society filed complaints against Facebook and Twitter at the police Technology Crime Suppression Division on Thursday for non-compliance with court orders to block illegal content under Thai law.Minister (More)
Facebook sued for allowing militia groups, hate speech after Kenosha shooting
Four people filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday attempting to force Facebook to ban posts from militias and hate groups following the shooting of protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Among the plaintiffs was Hannah Gittings, the partner of one of the protes (More)
Mi'kmaw First Nations in Canada launch rights-based Nova Scotia fishery in assertion of treaty rights
The Sipekne'katik First Nation in Nova Scotia, Canada, have launched a rights-based "Moderate Livelihood" fishery in St. Mary's Bay, which has sparked outrage and protests from non-Indigenous fishermen.Sipekne'katik band is the first to start thi (More)
Ethiopia charges opposition leader Jawar Mohammed and 23 others with terrorism
Ethiopia's attorney general filed charges on Saturday against 24 activists for alleged terrorism and incitement to violence. Jawar Mohammed and Bekele Gerba, two leading opposition politicians of the Oromo Federalist Congress, were among those charge (More)
Analysing the Effects of Turkey’s Social Media Regulation Bill
On July 29th, 2020, the Parliament of Turkey passed a controversial bill to regulate content posted on social media platforms, which will come into effect on October 1st, 2020. The bill is expected to have a chilling effect on the freedom of speech a (More)
Ireland high court halts regulatory probe into Facebook EU-US data flow
Ireland's High Court Monday granted Facebook leave to seek judicial review of a preliminary ruling by the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC), temporarily halting its probe into EU-US data flows. The preliminary ruling concerned a standard contra (More)
Texas lawmaker proposes 'Bo's Law' to clarify castle doctrine following fatal shooting by off-duty police officer
Texas state representative Carl Sherman said Sunday that he will introduce the "Botham Jean Act" to clarify the state's "castle doctrine." Sunday marked the two-year anniversary of the death of Botham Jean, who was shot in his home by an off-duty pol (More)
A Legal Analysis of Shashi Tharoor’s Power to Summon Facebook
On the eve of the 74th Indian Independence Day, the Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) carried a controversial article by Newley Purnell and Jeff Horwitz which went into the claims of Facebook’s alleged bias and favoritism to the Bharatiya Janata Party (“BJ (More)
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