Today Project Liberty announced a collaboration with Frances Haugen’s “Beyond The Screen” nonprofit to advance a new, open-source effort aimed at holding social networking platforms accountable for harmful practices and reducing social media’s negative impacts. This “Duty of Care” initiative will pool expertise from nonprofit leaders, academics, litigators, and technologists who study the harms created and exacerbated by social media, and also work to identify best practices and deter harmful activities and outcomes. Continue reading
Deborah Brown and Jayshree Bajoria are senior researchers at Human Rights Watch
Last week, Meta, formerly Facebook, released its first human rights report, which included some snippets from the pending Human Rights Impact Assessment on India. But this was not a preview of the full assessment. Rather, Meta told Human Rights Watch that it does not “have plans to publish anything further on the India HRIA,” an abdication of its commitment to transparency and due diligence.