What to know about Elon Musk’s ‘free speech’ feud with a Brazilian judge

[ad_1] SAO PAULO — Headline-grabbing billionaire Elon Musk is clashing with a Supreme Court justice in Brazil over free speech, far-right accounts and misinformation on X, the social media platform Musk bought when it was Twitter. Since his takeover, Musk has upended many of Twitter’s policies, gutted its staff and transformed what people see on … Read more

Brazil Supreme Court justice orders investigation of Elon Musk over fake news and obstruction

[ad_1] RIO DE JANEIRO — A crusading Brazilian Supreme Court justice has included Elon Musk as a target in an ongoing investigation over the dissemination of fake news, and has opened a separate investigation into the U.S. business executive for alleged obstruction. In his decision, Justice Alexandre de Moraes noted that Musk on Saturday began … Read more

A Dubai company’s staggering land deals in Africa raise fears about risks to Indigenous livelihoods

[ad_1] ABUJA, Nigeria — Matthew Walley’s eyes sweep over the large forest that has sustained his Indigenous community in Liberia for generations. Even as the morning sun casts a golden hue over the canopy, a sense of unease lingers. Their use of the land is being threatened, and they have organized to resist the possibility … Read more

UN human rights body calls for halt to weapons shipments to Israel

[ad_1] GENEVA — The U.N.’s top human rights body called on countries to stop selling or shipping weapons to Israel in a resolution passed Friday that aims to help prevent rights violations against Palestinians amid Israel’s blistering military campaign in Gaza. The 47-member-country Human Rights Council voted 28-6 in favor of the resolution, with 13 … Read more

Highlights from the AP’s reporting on the shrimp industry in India

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO — India is the top supplier of shrimp to the U.S., with Indian shrimp stocked in freezers at most of the nation’s biggest grocery store and restaurant chains. One reason for that is the low cost for consumers of shrimp from India. But that low cost comes at a price. The Associated … Read more

Human rights experts decry new evidence of torture of Ukrainian POWs by Russia

[ad_1] GENEVA — U.N.-backed human rights experts said Friday they have gathered new evidence of “horrific” torture of Ukrainian prisoners of war by their Russian jailers, saying such practices could amount to war crimes. The Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine said human rights violations have been widespread since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops … Read more

Musk abruptly cancels ‘The Don Lemon Show’ on X after he sits for the program’s first interview

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO — Elon Musk abruptly canceled “The Don Lemon Show” on his social media network X after the former CNN anchor recorded an interview with the billionaire for its as-yet unaired first episode. Musk owns X, formerly known as Twitter, and frequently proclaims himself a “free speech absolutist.” In a post on X, … Read more

The massive health care hack is now being investigated by the federal Office of Civil Rights

[ad_1] Federal civil rights investigators are looking into whether protected health information was exposed in the recent cyberattack on Change Healthcare. The Office for Civil Rights said Wednesday that it also will examine whether Change Healthcare followed laws protecting patient privacy. Change Healthcare provides technology used to submit and process insurance claims — and handles … Read more

Ghana’s parliament passes strict new anti-LGBTQ legislation to extend sentences and expand scope

[ad_1] Johannesburg — Ghana’s parliament approved a highly controversial anti-LGBTQ bill on Wednesday after months of debate. The Human Sexual Rights and Family Values bill is one of the toughest pieces of anti-LGBTQ legislation in Africa. Homosexuality is already illegal in Ghana and punishable by up to three years in prison. Under the new law, that … Read more

Russian court sentences co-chair of rights group to 30 months in prison

[ad_1] The co-chair of Nobel Peace Prize winning Memorial Human Rights Centre Oleg Orlov speaks to journalists prior to a court session for a new trial on charges of repeated discrediting Russian military, in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) [ad_2] Source link