Cyberculture agenda: Report says “Autocratic regimes systematically deny internet access to opposition ethnic groups

I guess not only to ethnic groups but all opponents in some countries… 

In Digital discrimination: Political bias in Internet service provision across ethnic groups (Sci-hub mirror), a new paper in Science, political scientists from the University of Konstanz and elsewhere document the practice of “ethnic favoritism” in internet provision, through which autocratic regimes use telcoms policies to discriminate against opposition groups.


Over the past few years, Facebook has steadily become the place for millions of people to find most – if not all – their news, entertainment and updates on their friends and loved ones.
Dear Mark Zuckerberg

Dear Mark Zuckerberg

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Facebook needs an editor — to stop Facebook from editing. It needs someone to save Facebook from itself by bringing principles to the discussion of rules.

Fury over Facebook ‘Napalm girl’ censorship

A newspaper editor has accused Mark Zuckerberg of “an abuse of power” after an iconic war image was removed from a Facebook post on the grounds of nudity

Facebook’s journalism struggles continue.

Norway’s largest newspaper has published a front-page letter from its editor in chief that calls out Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook for its heavy-handed censorship over the removal of a famous photograph.

Facebook will make mistakes. But it should at least show us why the mistakes are made.

On Friday, Facebook started deleting posts containing “The Terror of War,” Nick Ut’s photo depicting a young Vietnamese girl fleeing a napalm attack on her village; Facebook approach this photo with a scorched earth (ahem) policy, even deleting it when it was posted by the Prime Minister of Norway.


Five myths about smartphones

No, they’re not giving us cancer or making us more productive.
Facebook says it will allow an iconic photograph of a girl fleeing a Napalm attack after previously banning the image. – Julia Carrie Wong – Sep 8, 4:27 PM

Norway’s largest newspaper published a front-page letter to the Facebook CEO lambasting the company’s decision to censor a photograph of the Vietnam war – Sep 8, 12:33 PM

I follow you on Facebook, but you don’t know me. I am editor-in-chief of the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten. I am writing this letter to inform you that I shall not comply with your requirement to remove a documentary photography from the

Governments Around the World Deny Internet Access to Political Opponents

Keeping your enemies offline can cripple their chances of overthrowing you.
Self-care in a digital space

For feminist activists, burnout is the norm. How can we best preserve collective wellbeing while practicing security in the digital world?

This article is part of 50.50’s in-depth coverage of the 2016 AWID Forum being held on 8th -11th September in Bahia, Brazil.

“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single issue lives!” AWID’s 13th International Forum began with Audre Lorde’s call to an intersectional movement. The euphoric atmosphere, not encouraged so much as reflected by an hour’s worth of live music so early in the morning, was balanced by a panel discussion of the realities faced by today’s feminist movement. From climate change to violence against women’s and trans people’s bodies, to religious extremism and conservative attacks on democracy: women’s spaces are shrinking and under threat.

The first AI-judged beauty contest taught us one thing: Robots are racist

With more than 6,000 applicants from over 100 countries competing, the first international beauty contest judged entirely by artificial intelligence just came to an end. The results are a bit disheartening. The team of judges, a five robot panel, attempted to pick winners from the submitted photos in hopes that it could determine which faces most closely resembled the idea of “human beauty.”

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