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Hate Crime Data Shows Alarming Trend

Hate Crime Data Shows Alarming Trend

Today the Federal Bureau of Investigation released data on hate crimes reported in 2018 through the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Behind 2017, 2018 showed the second highest rate of reported hate crimes in the past decade, and one of the most violent years on...

Facebook, Protect Civil Rights or You Could Face Lawsuits

Facebook, Protect Civil Rights or You Could Face Lawsuits

In this open letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law describes how he is not just making poor governance decisions—Facebook is exposing itself to legal liability for failure to protect the safety and civil rights of its users....