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Coronavirus: Tech firms summoned over ‘crackpot’ 5G conspiracies

Coronavirus: Tech firms summoned over ‘crackpot’ 5G conspiracies

View photosMastsThe culture secretary is to order social media companies to be more aggressive in their response to conspiracy theories linking 5G networks to the coronavirus pandemic.Oliver Dowden plans to hold virtual meetings with representatives from several tech firms next week to discuss the matter.It follows a number of 5G masts apparently being set on…

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Coronavirus: Tech firms summoned over ‘crackpot’ 5G conspiracies

Coronavirus: Tech firms summoned over ‘crackpot’ 5G conspiracies

Image copyright Getty Images The culture secretary is to order social media companies to be more aggressive in their response to conspiracy theories linking 5G networks to the coronavirus pandemic.Oliver Dowden plans to hold virtual meetings with representatives from several tech firms next week to discuss the matter. It follows a number of 5G masts…

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Journalists under threat: April’s 10 most urgent cases

Journalists under threat: April’s 10 most urgent cases

Every month, the One Free Press Coalition draws attention to unresolved cases of crimes against journalists. In April, the list includes the cases of Mohammad Mosaed, Maria Ressa and Alaa Abdelfattah. 1. Mohammad Mosaed (Iran) Journalist, who warned about pandemic, banned from work and social media.  Freelance economic reporter Mohammad Mosaed awaits a court date, after…

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Resistance Is Futile

Resistance Is Futile

Overthrow by Caleb Crain Viking, 404 pp., $27.00 Christopher Anderson/Magnum PhotosPolice arresting Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, New York City, November 2011On or about December 2011, human character changed. That month the pope sent his first message on Twitter, which had just rolled out a substantial redesign whose “Discover” tab would glean your data to push…

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Mohammad Mosaed, Journalist Who Warned About Growing COVID-19 Concerns, Tops April Ranking Of One Free Press Coalition’s “10 Most Urgent” Press Freedom Cases

Mohammad Mosaed, Journalist Who Warned About Growing COVID-19 Concerns, Tops April Ranking Of One Free Press Coalition’s “10 Most Urgent” Press Freedom Cases

One Free Press April “10 Most Urgent” List One Free Press Coalition NEW YORK – April 1, 2020 – The One Free Press Coalition, a united group of pre-eminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social platforms to spotlight journalists under attack worldwide, today issued its latest “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists whose press…

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Coronavirus Calls For Journalists’ Safety; Frontline Reporters Top List Of ‘10 Most Urgent’ Press Freedom Cases

Coronavirus Calls For Journalists’ Safety; Frontline Reporters Top List Of ‘10 Most Urgent’ Press Freedom Cases

Before April’s first sunrise, the COVID-19 pandemic had claimed more than 36,000 human lives during the past three months, while infecting at least 750,000, according to the World Health Organization. From the Summer Olympics to the White House Easter Egg Roll, gatherings expecting some 49 million people have canceled or postponed plans, while schools, offices…

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One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – April 2020

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – April 2020

In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of preeminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social platforms to spotlight journalists under attack worldwide. Today, the coalition is issuing its eighth monthly “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists whose press freedoms are being suppressed or whose cases demand…

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These Are the 10 ‘Most Urgent’ Threats to Press Freedom Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

These Are the 10 ‘Most Urgent’ Threats to Press Freedom Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Journalists around the world are facing new threats as they document the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 40,000 people globally. Mohammad Mosaed, a reporter in Iran who criticized the government’s response to the pandemic, has been barred from practicing journalism and suspended from social media. Family members of imprisoned Egyptian journalist Alaa Abdelfattah…

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