The Great Firewall of Censorship, Big Tech & Business vs. Civil Rights
In this week’s episode, we talk about big tech companies and their participation, both good and bad, in the fight for civil rights around the world. As Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Zoom all announce intentions to stop complying with orders to hand over data to the Chinese government. A move that is said will almost guarantee they be blocked from use by Chinese citizens. All the while on North American shores, Facebook fails its first-ever civil rights audit conducted by lawyers and civil rights experts. And lastly, in the news that has me genuinely dumbfounded, the lines between government and religion continue to blur in the United States as the Supreme Court Rules to let religious employers deny works birth control. All this and a little bit more this week in the news, welcome to Future Lens Today.
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