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Egypt approves anonymity bill to protect sexual assault survivors
The Egyptian cabinet has approved a draft bill protecting the identities of sexual assault and harassment victims as part of a national campaign to end sexual violence. The campaign aims to encourage women to report sexual crimes without fear of reta (More)
Facebook to appeal Brazil fine for not fully blocking Bolsonaro supporter accounts spreading 'fake news'
A Brazilian high court judge imposed a 1.92 million reais ($367,710) fine on Facebook Friday for failing to internationally block 12 accounts of supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. On Saturday, Facebook announced that it had complied wi (More)
Australian regulators propose bill that could force Google and Facebook to pay for news
Australian regulators have introduced a draft bill that would require Google and Facebook to pay Australian media outlets for news. The bill has been drafted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission as an amendment to the Competition and (More)
The Tipping Point in Antitrust Law
Yesterday, the CEOs of Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple testified before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee in a hearing on “Online Platforms and Market Power.” As Congress takes up the question of market power in the tech sector, the time (More)
Slack files EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft
Business communications platform Slack Technologies announced Wednesday that it had filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft Corp. in the European Union (EU).In the complaint, Slack accuses Microsoft of trying to eradicate competition throu (More)
Indian Ban on Chinese Apps: Does the Move Contradict WTO Rules?
The Indian Government took the global media by storm when it announced a ban on 59 Chinese apps in India to counter the threat posed by these applications to the country’s “sovereignty and security”. The ban has been imposed under Section 69A of the (More)
India's Data Privacy Laws and the Removal of the Mitron App
Despite its comeback, the recent suspension of the Mitron Application, hailed as a Swadeshi alternative for TikTok, has brought to light the inadequacy of data protection laws in the country. This short video platform had garnered over 5 million down (More)
A 229-Year-Old Handbook for Social Media Companies
Social media platforms function as marketplaces of ideas in which the democratic tenets of participation, liberty, and community-building are designed to thrive. The recent onslaught of objectively false information about the COVID-19 pandemic, elect (More)
US Supreme Court to hear cases on FHFA, FTC, robocalls, and religious freedom
The US Supreme Court has granted certiorari in six new cases, consolidating four of them into two cases for a total of four hours of oral argument.The court on Thursday consolidated Collins v. Mnuchin and Mnuchin v. Collins for a total of one hou (More)
America's Presidential Election is Gravely Necessary, But Insufficient
"The enemy is the unphilosophical spirit which knows nothing and wants to know nothing of truth." - Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in our Time (1952) Even in this grievously faltering United States, presidential elections are praised as essent (More)
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