Author: Alex Abbeduto

Meta Faces Lawsuit For Fueling Ethiopian Civil War

Two Ethiopian researchers at the Katiba Institute in Kenya are filing a lawsuit against Meta for failing to remove incendiary content fueling the Ethiopian civil war, according to Reuters. Following the death of one of the researcher’s fathers, the duo is accusing the Meta AI algorithm of pushing hateful content

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Populist Plot Pops Up Across The Pond In Germany

On December 7, 2022, about 3000 German authorities arrested 25 people across three countries for their involvement in a potential coup attempt according to Reuters. The people planning the coup were “inspired by the Reichsbuerger and Qanon” far-right ideologies. German intel estimates that 21,000 people belong to the Reichsbuerger movement,

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Shrinking Wages And Future Stability: Are They Related?

Citing the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) newly released Global Wage Report, Al Jazeera states that real wages have fallen -0.9%. Although productivity is rising, Al Jazeera reports that parts of Europe, America, and Africa have all been plagued by shrinking real wages. Al Jazeera also postulates that the regions where

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Governance For Peace: M23 Rebels Continue Advance On Goma

Reporting for Reuters, Djaffar Sabiti and Justin Makangara write that M23 rebels are fighting about 12 miles north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.) city of Goma causing hundreds of people to flee south. A spokesperson for the North Kivu army is reported to have said they were “containing”

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Commission Of Inquiry For Israel And Palestine

In an article for Reuters, Emma Farge reports on day one of the five-day-long hearings hosted by the UN Human Rights Council’s 10th Commission of Inquiry (COI) to investigate claims and issues presented by Israelis and Palestinians. On the first day, the COI learned about an Israeli-led harassment campaign against

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The Intractability Of Armenia And Azerbaijan

According to Euronews, after talks on October 31st, 2022 Armenia and Azerbaijan said in a joint statement that they “agreed not to use force” and to “settle all disputes solely on the basis of recognition of mutual sovereignty and territorial integration.” Reuters, sourcing from RIA news agency, also said that

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“Naming and Shaming” Three Syrian War Criminals

Three ranked Syrian military officials and their immediate families are barred from entering the U.S. because of their involvement in chemical warfare. According to the U.S. Department of State press release, Brigadier General Adnan Aboud Hilweh, Major General Ghassan Ahmed Ghannam, and Major General Jawdat Saleebi Mawas helped orchestrate and

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Privacy Only On Paper: U.S. – EU Privacy Framework

President Biden signed an executive order that will help restore transatlantic data flow by changing U.S. privacy standards to meet those laid out by the European Union. The EU requires countries where the personal data of European citizens is being stored to use surveillance only when “strictly necessary” and “proportional”

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