HRBDT News Circular 6 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 28 June to 3 July 2020.



China and AI: what the world can learn and what it should be wary of – The Conversation


Content moderation

Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web – The New York Times

You Purged Racists From Your Website? Great, Now Get to Work – Wired

Facebook bans extremist ‘boogaloo’ group from its platforms – The Guardian

George Floyd: Twitter drops ‘master’, ‘slave’ and ‘blacklist’ – BBC News



Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves? – The New York Times


Other interesting news

The remote British village that built one of the fastest internet networks in the UK – The Conversation

Finding the ‘invisible’ millions who are not on maps – BBC News

Study: Only 18% of data science students are learning about AI ethics – The Next Web



India bans TikTok, WeChat and dozens more Chinese apps – BBC News

Google’s Fitbit takeover probed by EU regulatorsBBC News


Tech Companies

Is Facebook losing the boycott battle? – BBC News (video)

TikTok Is Shaping Politics. But How? – The New York Times

Universities and Tech Giants Back National Cloud Computing ProjectThe New York Times

Facebook flaw let 5,000 developers gather personal data – BBC News




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