Victim support centre among ideas mooted to tackle online harms against women and girls

Expediting the taking down of illicit online content and starting a victim support centre – these are some of the ideas proposed to tackle online harms targeted at women and girls. It is hoped that some of these ideas, mooted by a public-private alliance, can be piloted by July next year.

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Internal Documents Feveal Facebook Knew Of Platform’s Harms

Newly revealed documents show that Facebook has been studying the social harms that plague its platform for years. Researchers warned that the company’s “core mechanisms” allow potentially dangerous and harmful content to flourish. Zuckerberg slammed the "coordinated effort to selectively use leaked documents to paint a false picture of our company."
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Facebook harms children, stokes division, says whistleblower

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before the U.S. Congress, telling lawmakers the social media giant knew its apps were harming the mental health of some young users, and it intentionally hides vital information from the public.

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New Alliance for Action to tackle online harms, especially those targeted at women and girls

A public-private coalition has been formed to tackle online harms targeted at women and girls. The Alliance for Action is starting with 48 members, and will cover areas such as youth engagement and public education. It’s co-chaired by Senior Minister of State Sim Ann and Parliamentary Secretary Rahayu Mahzam. As part of the alliance, a hackathon has been launched by the Communications and Information Ministry, the Singapore judiciary and DBS. The aim is to develop ideas that could address areas like support mechanisms for victims.

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Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Seeks To Address Past Harms To Black Communities | NBC News NOW

Highway construction tore through Rondo in the 1950s, St. Paul’s largest Black Community. Now, they’re still dealing with the effects. But their story is not unique. It happened in scores of communities around the country. President Biden’s infrastructure plan seeks to address the past harm, but will it be enough? NBC News Now’s Maura Barrett reports.
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