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Social Media Platforms Remove War Crimes Evidence

By Human Rights Wach

Social media platforms are taking down online content they consider terrorist, violently extremist, or hateful in a way that prevents its potential use to investigate serious crimes, including war crimes, Human Rights Watch has found. While it is understandable that these platforms remove content that incites or promotes violence, they should ensure that this material is archived so it can possibly be used to hold those responsible to account.

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Posted on October 12, 2020

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Posted on April 1, 2019

Social Media Platforms Remove War Crimes Evidence

By Human Rights Wach
In letters to Facebook, Twitter, and Google sent in May 2020, Human Rights Watch shared the links to this content that had been taken down and asked the companies if Human Rights Watch could regain access for archival purposes, a request which was not granted.

Posted on October 12, 2020

The Pentagon Took PPE Money And Bought Weapons

By Phyllis Bennis/OtherWords
Make no mistake: The Trump administration's heartlessness and militarism are costing lives.

Posted on October 7, 2020

Breaking: Trump Will Not Recognize His Own Re-Election

By Steve Eckardt
After all, if the election is rigged, why should any result be accepted?

Posted on October 6, 2020

Law & Order | Trump Let MBS Get Away With Murdering Jamal Khashoggi

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies/Common Dreams
So long as U.S. leaders continue to coddle the Saudis, it's difficult not to ask who is more evil - the maniacal Saudi crown prince or the mendacious Western governments and businesspeople who support him.

Posted on October 4, 2020

Heed The Lessons Of The Wilmette Man Who Translated The Nazis To Death

By David Rutter
Peter Less wanted it understood that Germany was not tricked into giving power to Hitler. It was not duped into the Holocaust. Hitler knew where the darkness was, and knew how to rouse it for his own uses.

Posted on September 30, 2020

Bust 'Em All: De-Monopolize Tech, Telecoms And Entertainment

By Cory Doctorow/The Electronic Frontier Foundation
In boolean terms, trustbusting tech, entertainment, and cable is an AND operation, not a XOR operation.

Posted on September 29, 2020

Europe Picks Top Judges Way Better Than U.S.

By David Orentlicher/The Conversation
Bipartisan approval creates ideologically balanced high courts.

Posted on September 28, 2020

President Trump Has 3,400 Conflicts Of Interest

By Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
Averaging more than two conflicts of interest per day, Trump continues to be the most corrupt president in history.

Posted on September 24, 2020

Ignoring U.S. War Crimes In Yemen

By Andrea Prasow/Human Rights Watch
The State Department warned for years that the U.S. was complicit in war crimes in Yemen. No one put a stop to it.

Posted on September 23, 2020

When Bigotry Masquerades As Choice

By Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report
"Choice" has always been a term a racist can love.

Posted on September 16, 2020

Really, COPA? Vaunted Police Video Policy Not Working

By The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General
Supposed to publicly release video and audio files and certain police documents related to use-of-force incidents within 60 days of the incident. Not compliant.

Posted on September 15, 2020

Busted: Chicago Police Oversight Agency Improperly Closing Investigations

By The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General
Agency improperly disposing of police misconduct allegations.

Posted on September 12, 2020

Why Mocking The Marines At Belleau Wood Is A Blood Libel

By David Rutter
They likely saved France that month in 1918. They might have saved Western civilization, at least until they had to do it all again with Adolf Hitler. All they had to do was what we always ask of them. Be our heroes, and die.

Posted on September 9, 2020

Are CEOs Worth $20 Million?

By Dean Baker/Center for Economic and Policy Research
I don't mean are they worth $20 million in any moral sense. I am asking a simple economics question; does the typical CEO of a major company add $20 million of value to the company that employs them or could they hire someone at, say one-tenth of this price ($2 million a year) who would do just as much for the company's bottom line?

Posted on September 7, 2020

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