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YouTube’s latest fiasco points to a deeper problem for tech – The Washington Post

First, YouTube said a streaming star’s repeated homophobic remarks about a Vox writer did not violate the platform’s rules. Then, after a lot of furious people sent a lot of furious tweets prompting a lot of scorn-filled news stories, YouTube determined the remarks did violate its rules, and announced it would strip advertising from the offending …

Venezuela’s El Nacional newspaper is in a fight for its life against Maduro’s government – The Washington Post

CARACAS, Venezuela — By running stories of official brutality and corruption, this nation’s largest independent newspaper — El Nacional — threatened Venezuela’s mighty and defended its meek. Now the paper has found itself covering perhaps its most crucial story. Its own fight to stay alive. A judicial case against the 75-year-old …

Thai editor faces charges over picture of kings wearing masks

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A Thai editor faces possible criminal charges for sharing a student’s “disrespectful” picture of historic kings wearing face masks to highlight air pollution in the northern city of Chiang Mai. The governor of Chiang Mai told Reuters on Sunday that he believed Pim Kemasingki, editor of the …

Burma considers law that could restrict work of United Nations, nongovernmental groups – The Washington Post

RANGOON, Burma — Burma’s government, struggling to handle accusations of ethnic cleansing over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims, is contemplating legislation that would seek greater oversight of the work of international nongovernmental organizations, including the United Nations, prompting concerns of a crackdown on their activities. The Draft Law on International Non-Governmental …