Tag: Facebook

  • Facebook’s Dilemmas With Hate Speech, Fake Speech And Free Speech

    Facebook’s Dilemmas With Hate Speech, Fake Speech And Free Speech

    By Sarah Joseph, Monash University If Facebook was an experiment in creating a true “marketplace of ideas,” the results are disappointing, naively utopian and sometimes dangerous. Yet the platform has no easy solution for the daunting problem of moderating its two billion subscribers. Social media provides an unprecedented mechanism for all people — or at […]

  • Is Facebook’s business model compatible with human rights?

    Is Facebook’s business model compatible with human rights?

    by Sarah Joseph Facebook’s actions – or inactions – facilitated breaches of privacy and human rights associated with democratic governance. EPA/Peter DaSilva Sarah Joseph, Monash University Facebook has had a bad few weeks. The social media giant had to apologise for failing to protect the personal data of millions of users from being accessed by […]

  • Social media, free speech and Innocence of Muslims

    The responsibilities of social media companies over free speech By Sarah Joseph Protests, like this one in Pakistan, have spread over the Muslim world in response to an incendiary video depicting Muhammad that was posted on YouTube. EPA/Rahat Dar The global uproar over the YouTube trailer for Innocence of Muslims may have subsided, but the […]

  • Introducing the Human Rights Online Project

    Over the past two years, the Castan Centre has been expanding its online presence, particularly in the burgeoning world of social media, and has now consolidated its operations into the Human Rights Online Project.  The project enables the Centre to comment on human rights issues, to facilitate other people’s interest in human rights and to […]

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