Social media regulation threatens rights, UN warns


Government and companies are increasingly regulating online content in ways that curtail rights and muzzle criticism, the United Nations warns. — REUTERS

The United Nations on Wednesday warned that public and private actors are intervening against online content in ways that curtail rights and muzzle criticism.

"You see a digital world that is unwelcoming and frequently unsafe for people trying to exercise their rights," said Peggy Hicks of the UN Rights Office in Geneva.

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