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  • Morrison: Competition Needed in ESG Consultancy Market

    September 07, 2020

    Writing in National Review Online, Richard Morrison explains why, as consulting firms engaged in advising for-profit companies about how to comply with environmental, social and governance ("ESG") standards do so from a progressive perspective, there is a need to encourage more free-market conservative ESG consultants to develop competing standards and enter the field.

  • China AI Export Restrictions May Sideline Sale of TikTok to U.S. Buyers

    September 02, 2020

    New Chinese Government restrictions on the export of artificial intelligence algorithm technologies, including TikTok's "personalized content recommendation" tool, are raising doubts about the completion of a sale Company's U.S. operations.

  • MSN: Facebook Accused of Attempting to Undermine Online Regulation Efforts

    August 26, 2020

    United Kingdom transparency advocates are accusing Facebook of hiring a team of lobbyists to fight recent government attempts to improve the monitoring and regulation of online speech, including former government officials who worked on policies relating to the oversight and taxation of online technology platforms.

  • TikTok Removes 380,000 Videos in US for Violating Hate Speech Policy

    August 24, 2020

    Since the beginning of 2020, in keeping with the company's hate speech policy focusing on the removal of speech considered to be race-based harassment or promoting hate group organization, TikTok has removed 380,000 videos and banned 1,300 accounts.

  • China's National Security Law Impacts American University Classrooms

    August 24, 2020

    In order to warn and protect non-U.S. Chinese students subject to China's new National Security Law prosecuting citizens for sedition or collusion with a foreign power, several American Universities, like Harvard and Yale, have added warnings to course materials that Chinese government may consider to be politically sensitive. 

  • Facebook Pulls Millions of Posts in Hate Speech Purge

    August 18, 2020

    After several prominent companies suspended advertising on Facebook in a new "Stop Hate for Profit" campaign, Facebook has pulled 22.5 million posts it classified as hate speech between April and June as per the latest findings published in its transparency report.

  • Leetaru: Censoring Political Speech Reminiscent of Earlier Hollywood Censorship Standards

    August 10, 2020

    Writing in Politico, Kalev Leetaru comments how, reminiscent of Hollywood movie morality code censorship in the 1930’s and 40’s, evolving and ambiguous online speech policies are forcing politicians to self-censor or risk deletion by social media gatekeepers..

  • Balding: Universities Appease China, Ignore Human Rights Abuses

    August 10, 2020

    According to Fulbright Professor Christopher Balding, ignoring the manner in which the Chinese Communist Party suppresses critical inquiry and free thinking, American universities are engaging in the lucrative practice of enrolling an increasing number of non-resident tuition-paying Chinese Nationals.

  • Doshi: Pollution and Human Rights Abuses from Mining for Minerals Used in EV Batteries Undermines Carbon Emissions Savings

    August 10, 2020

    Writing in Forbes, Tilak Doshi argues that environmental activists pushing for reductions in carbon emissions from internal combustible engines ignore the tremendous pollution and human rights abuses arising from the mining of minerals used in the production of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles, especially in Africa, China, and Latin America.

  • Right Aid uses Facial Recognition Technology in Hundreds of its Stores Nationwide

    July 29, 2020

    Reuters: Rite Aid installed facial recognition technology over the last eight years from a company with links to China's authoritarian government in over 200 stores nationwide, mainly in metro New York and L.A. 

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