Facebook approves election disinformation ads ahead of tense Brazil election
We submitted ten Brazilian Portuguese-language ads that contained election disinformation, and 100% of them were accepted for publication by Facebook
New evidence shows massive and rapid expansion of illicit rare earths industry in Myanmar, fuelling human rights abuses, environmental destruction and funding military-linked militias
Our ground-breaking investigation is the first in-depth look at rare earth mining in Myanmar
Facebook failure to act on hate speech ahead of Kenyan election “shocking”
A week after we exposed how Facebook approved online ads containing hate speech and calling for ethnic violence in Kenya, Facebook has not publicly communicated any changes it will be making to safeguard the election
Use “break glass” measures and suspend ads to protect Kenyan election, rights groups and Frances Haugen demand
Global Witness, Foxglove and the “Facebook Files” whistleblower Frances Haugen are calling on Facebook to deploy emergency measures in Kenya to protect the integrity of the country’s election
Facebook approves ads calling for ethnic violence in the lead up to a tense Kenyan election
New investigation shows that Facebook failed to detect inflammatory and violent hate speech ads in the two official languages of Kenya – Swahili and English
Egypt: Statements on COP27 imply restricting activism
Egyptian authorities should ease their grip on civic space and uphold the rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly to enable a successful COP27 climate summit in Egypt.
President Biden must declare a climate emergency and use his full powers to combat the climate crisis
President Biden has yet to declare the patently obvious, that the world is experiencing a climate emergency. Global Witness is among over 1,000 organizations who have urged the US President to issue an emergency declaration that would unleash the full power of the presidential authority to address the greatest existential crisis the world is facing.
Seismic change needed at Glencore following a decade of corruption
In response to Glencore’s decade of corruption, civil society groups call for urgent action from the company and its partners
MEPs back holding banks accountable in stronger EU anti-deforestation law
The EU Parliament’s environment committee also backed stronger protections for Indigenous Peoples
New report by UK government taskforce recommends UK laws to stop financial sector bankrolling global deforestation
New report from the UK government’s GRI taskforce makes a compelling case for the need to bring in legislation that stops the UK financial sector continuing to bankroll global deforestation
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