TechCrunch: Jack Dorsey and Twitter ignored opportunity to meet with civic group on Myanmar issues

TechCrunch: Jack Dorsey and Twitter ignored opportunity to meet with civic group on Myanmar issues. “Responding to criticism from his recent trip to Myanmar, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he’s keen to learn about the country’s racial tension and human rights atrocities, but it has emerged that both he and Twitter’s public policy team ignored an opportunity to connect with a key civic group in the country.”

The Next Web: 5 ways AI can be an ally for human rights over the next decade

The Next Web: 5 ways AI can be an ally for human rights over the next decade. “I can be a powerful ally for human rights as a tool for empowering people. It can also be humankind’s enemy when wielded by unscrupulous or ignorant people, but we’ll get to that another time. Since it’s a celebration, let’s talk about good stuff. We’ve come a long way in the last 70 years, but until the rights of every human are guaranteed and protected we’re not done. Here’s five ways AI will help in the fight for universal human rights.”

Phys .org: New data dashboards launched to inform policymaking on modern slavery and child labor

Phys .org: New data dashboards launched to inform policymaking on modern slavery and child labor. “Marking the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, new interactive data dashboards have been launched that visualise trends in forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking, and child labour. For the first time, country-level data visualisations and details on governments’ efforts to address these abuses have been brought together in order to inform evidence-based policymaking.”

Corporate respect for human rights: A driver for sustainable development (Danish Institute for Human Rights)

Danish Institute for Human Rights: Corporate respect for human rights: A driver for sustainable development. “A new database is created to inspire companies by illustrating how other companies’ concrete actions to avoid and address their salient human rights issues can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Facebook auction of South Sudan child bride could inspire other families: activists (Reuters)

Reuters: Facebook auction of South Sudan child bride could inspire other families: activists. “The auction of a South Sudanese girl for marriage on Facebook could spur other families to use social media to demand bigger dowries for their daughters, activists said, urging authorities and the social networking giant to take much tougher action.”

Quartz: African countries disrupt internet connectivity more than anywhere else

Quartz: African countries disrupt internet connectivity more than anywhere else. “When it comes to internet shutdowns, African nations are among the world’s worst violators. From Ethiopia in the east to Algeria in the north, Cameroon in the center and Zimbabwe in the south, countries are regularly cutting off connectivity for extended periods than any other region globally, the 2018 Transparency report from Facebook shows.”

New York Times: Facebook Admits It Was Used to Incite Violence in Myanmar

New York Times: Facebook Admits It Was Used to Incite Violence in Myanmar. “Facebook has long promoted itself as a tool for bringing people together to make the world a better place. Now the social media giant has acknowledged that in Myanmar it did the opposite, and human rights groups say it has a lot of work to do to fix that.”