HRBDT News Circular 28 July 2020

The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project has prepared an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 20 – 27 July 2020.



Met  use software which can be deployed to see if ethnic groups ‘specialise’ in areas of crime. –  Guardian

An AI hiring firm says it can predict job hopping based on your interview – MIT Technology Review


Big Tech: Regulation, Self Regulation and Protest

Amazon, Google and Wish remove neo-nazi productsBBC news

Big Tech Funds a Think Tank Pushing For Fewer Rules. For Big Tech. – New York Times

Congress has battled airlines, banks, tobacco and baseball. Now it’s preparing to clash with Big Tech. – Washington Post

If you’re not terrified by Facebook you haven’t been paying attention – Guardian

Why Congress should look at Facebook and Twitter – MIT Technology Review

Wiley: Anti-semitism row prompts 48-hour Twitter banBBC news


Health Tech

Heathrow Airport brings in robots to fight coronavirusBBC news



Fighting False News in Ukraine, Facebook Factcheckers tread a blurry line  – New York Times

Yael Eisenstat: “facebook is ripe for manipulation and viral misinformation” – Guardian

It’s too late to stop QAnon with fact checks and account bans  – MIT Technology Review

QAnon: Tiktok bans QAnon conspiracy theory hashtags  – BBC news



Facebook takes the EU to court over privacy spat – BBC news


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