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Microsoft acquired LinkedIn on 8 December 2016.
New report calls on internet cos. to do more to fight terrorist incitement & disinformation in line with responsibility to uphold human rights
Author: NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights & World Economic Forum
"Harmful Content: The Role of Internet Platform Companies in Fighting Terrorist Incitement and Politically Motivated Disinformation", Nov 2017...
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7 telecommunications companies join Global Networks Initiative expanding global protection of freedom of expression & privacy rights
Author: Global Networks Initiative
"Global Network Initiative Adds Seven Companies in Milestone Expansion of Freedom of Expression and Privacy Initiative"...
Author: John Fallon, CEO of Pearson, in Fortune (USA)
...While government leaders work towards a political solution, business leaders have a valuable role to play not only through charitable activities, but through real investments. Last September, I visited the Za’atari refugee camp in the north of...
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USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers
"…Facebook…has quietly developed software to suppress posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographic areas, according to three current and former Facebook employees…The feature was created to help Facebook get into China, a market...
Russia: Govt. bans LinkedIn for not storing user data on local servers, denies allegations about censorship
Author: Natalia Suvorova, The Moscow Times
"Russia turns the switch off on LinkedIn", 18 November 2016...
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Airbnb, Apple & LinkedIn amongst foreign companies to host information in China in accordance with strict censorship laws
Author: Doug Young, Caixin (China)
"Airbnb to Share China Data with Local Officials", 2 Nov 2016...
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Author: Cynthia McFadden, Tracy Connor & William M. Arkin, NBC News
"Putin Wants to Push Microsoft Out of Russia in Battle with U.S.", 1 Nov 2016...
Author: The White House
"FACT SHEET: White House Launches a Call to Action for Private Sector Engagement on the Global Refugee Crisis," 30 Jun 2016...