Business & Human Rights

  • Trump Files Lawsuits Against Google, Facebook and Twitter

    July 13, 2021

    Former President Donald Trump has filed lawsuits against Google, Facebook, Twitter and their CEOs accusing them of First Amendment violations for alleged censorship after he was banned from the social media platforms earlier this year after the U.S. January 6 Capitol riot.

  • Investors Urge SEC to Mandate Climate Reporting

    July 12, 2021

    According to Marcie Frost, Chief executive of CalPERS, as global investors increasingly demand climate risk reporting, the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) must develop mandatory disclosure rules on climate as well as recognize independent standards to guide industry-specific disclosures and require that from companies of all sizes in all industries.

  • WEF Promotes its “Global Framework To Regulate Harm Online”

    July 07, 2021

    As the global debate continues about what content the more than 4.7 billion internet users should be able to create, see, and share online, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a new report, Advancing Digital Safety: A Framework to Align Global Action

  • Facebook Asks: Are Your Friends Becoming Extremists?

    July 07, 2021

    After facing pressure from civil rights groups and lawmakers to fight « extremism », Facebook has begun testing a new program asking the platform user is they are concerned that someone they know is becoming an extremist, or alerted users that they may have been exposed to harmful extremist content.

  • Reuters: 130 Countries Back Global Minimum Corporate Tax of 15%

    July 05, 2021

    At the recent talks held by Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development the majority of the countries, with the exception nine countries including Hungary, Estonia, and Ireland,  negotiated a global overhaul of cross-border taxation of multinationals backing new rules where companies are taxed a tax rate of at least 15%.

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