The UN on Thursday launched a new online course that provides wikiHow platform users with vital tips on how to stay safe from the dangerous disinformation, that is increasingly populating social media platforms.
Societies everywhere are beset by “global diseases” including systemic inequality which have helped fuel a rise in disinformation, or the deliberate spreading of falsehoods, said the UN human rights chief on Tuesday, addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
What independent UN human rights experts are describing as an ongoing smear campaign against a prominent Northern Irish academic and human rights lawyer, “has the potential to spark physical violence” they said on Thursday, amidst increasing polarization once more between nationalists and unionists, following the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote, and the resulting Northern Ireland protocol.
Over 30 years after the invention of the world wide web, The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has laid out the ways that young people and children should be treated in the digital world, and how their rights should be protected.
If you’re among those working from home, you may well have noticed an increase in the number of online scams when you open your inbox or shop on the internet?
The disturbing trend is linked to the COVID-19 lockdown, says the UN agency for trade and development, UNCTAD.
It wants to see more countries adopt tougher measures to protect people using the internet, particularly in least developed countries.