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Facebook is hiring a director of human rights policy – 17.09.2018

Facebook is hiring a director of human rights policy to work on “conflict prevention” and “peace-building”

Facebook is advertising for a human rights policy director to join its business –  with “conflict prevention” and “peace-building” among the listed responsibilities.

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* The company has faced fierce criticism in recent years over its failure to take greater responsibility for the spread of disinformation and hate speech on its platform. Whilst other social media platforms have introduced platform updates and new features to helping solve these issues, it seems that Facebook is adopting a more ‘human’-led approach. * 

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 Cardi B denies posting transphobic meme on Facebook

Cardi B has denied posting a transphobic meme on Facebook, suggesting it was a “former team member”. A cartoon, which seemingly shows a man walking through a door, was shared on her verified page.

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*Earlier this year, Cardi apologised for her own historic use of transphobic slurs. Is this the work of a revenge-driven former employee or is this a case of not learning your lesson from a previous mistake? Whatever the situation, this story does highlight that there is no where to hide on social – even if your post is deleted after the mistake has been made.*

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 Amazon investigates suspected data leaks by bribed employees

 Employees have been allegedly handing over confidential information like search optimisation data to independent sellers, mostly via middlemen, to give them a leg up in the $1 trillion dollar company’s marketplace.

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* Around half of the items sold on Amazon now come from third-party sellers, which means the online giant is able to offer a wider variety of items for sale.With such a huge offering of items via the site, users are increasingly reliant on user reviews to help make their selection. If the manipulation of these reviews turns out to be true, Amazon will have a major problem on their hands.*

 

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