HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Amy Dickens

Each week the Human Rights, Big Data & Technology Project, based at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre, prepares an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 16 – 23 November 2018.

You can follow the HRBDT Project on twitter: @hrbdtNews.

Artificial Intelligence

Is Artifical Intelligence Dangerous? 6 AI Risks Everyone Should Know AboutForbes

UN warns over human rights impact of a ‘digital welfare state’Techcrunch

Freedom of Expression

Twitter’s ignorance of hate speech in India highlights a wider social media problemNew Statesman


Health data meets artificial intelligence and machine learningForbes


Gender Bias Inside the Digital Revolution: Digital Human RightsCouncil on Foreign Relations


Algorithms are being used to convict criminals and decide jail time. We need to make sure they are fairWorld Economic Forum

Tech Giants

Facebook appeals against Cambridge Analytica fineBBC News

Google crackdown on secret ‘dark adverts’ in EU electionsThe Guardian

Teenage bride sold in ‘barbaric’ Facebook auctionThe Times

Zuckerberg’s control of Facebook is near absolute- who will hold him accountable?The Guardian


Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are the author(s) alone.


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