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BOOM!! Rupert Murdoch has been subpoenaed and will be forced into a deposition for Dominion's $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News. Here's the best part - its a CIVIL matter, so pleading the fifth won't work for most of their questions!

In today’s policy advisory opinion, the Oversight Board calls for major overhaul in the treatment of high-profile users on FB and IG.

We also urge Meta to prioritize protections for speech that is important from a human rights perspective rather than based on business interests.

The companion paper to Special Collection on the Case Law on Freedom of Expression: The Decisions of the Oversight Board from the Perspective of International Human Rights Law is now available! 🧵(1/2)
https://globalfreedomofexpression.columbia.edu/a-special-collection-of-the-case-law-of-freedom-of-expression/

📢New paper: "Using Terms and Conditions to apply Fundamental Rights to Content Moderation", by me, @N_Appelman & Ronan Ó Fathaigh, forthcoming in the @Ger_Law_Journal
OSF: https://osf.io/f2n7m
SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4286147
Cc: @ivir_uva
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