Chinese spies use Facebook to facilitate human rights abuses, says former manager

U.S. 10/09/21, 17:14

Facebook is aware of Chinese officials monitoring subjects of oppression on its platform but has done little to intervene; an ex-Facebook manager has accused. "My team directly worked on tracking Chinese participation on the platform surveilling, say, Uyghur populations in places around the world," said Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen at a ...

CCP’s global operations exposed in French military report

Europe 10/02/21, 21:33

A new comprehensive report conducted by the French Ministry of Armed Forces detailing the global infiltration of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been published after two years of research, with more than 50 researchers contributing to the report. The report, “Chinese Influence Operations: A Machiavellian Moment,” was authored by Dr. ...

Website honoring Tiananmen victims censored in Hong Kong

World 10/01/21, 18:15

An online museum that keeps the memories of the Tiananmen Square victims alive has accused Hong Kong officials of trying to cancel it. The museum has been inaccessible to Hongkongers in the city since Thursday, per Reuters. In a statement, the museum said the culprit behind the blockage was trying to "erase historical memory." The museum ...

Damming testimonies from victims and family members who survived CCP atrocities

Politics 09/30/21, 18:10

At the September hearings of the Uighur Tribunal, whistleblowers told their stories of human rights violations experienced by members of this ethnic minority in the Xinjiang region of China, according to Bitter Winter, a magazine on religious freedom and human rights in China. This independent people's tribunal investigating "ongoing atrocities and ...

Marine jailed after resigning over Afghan evacuation debacle says report

Middle East 09/28/21, 00:57

A former field grade ranking officer is behind bars after openly expressing disappointment with his U.S. Marine Corps superiors. Task & Purpose confirmed Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, Jr. is detained in a military prison for criticizing the Biden administration's tactless withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Scheller's family members are very concerned ...

Accounts of Americans who fled communism were repeatedly hacked says FBI

U.S. 09/27/21, 17:18

A federal law enforcement agency said U.S. residents, who escaped genocide in their homeland, are still being targeted in cyberspace. The FBI confirmed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is "almost certainly" persecuting native Uighur people and other groups through targeted cyber attacks. "Chinese government officials are ... employing transnational repression techniques to ...

137 veterans arrested for ‘illegal gathering’

World 09/26/21, 21:18

Authorities swiftly detained more than 100 former armed forces personnel for protesting on Sept. 13. A total of 137 veterans were arrested for publicly criticizing the Central Military Commission's Mail and Telephone Office in Beijing, China. A further 63 tried to join but were "stopped" before reaching their destination. The group was ...

Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil group disbands over Chinese crackdown

World 09/26/21, 05:21

A Hong Kong group that has organized an annual memorial on June 4 to honor the massacre of students in China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown is disbanding. The Hong Kong Alliance pro-democracy group reached their decision by vote on Saturday, Sept. 25, after apparent pressure from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ...

University lobbies wants to pull ‘unethical’ artificial intelligence study

Australia & Oceania 09/19/21, 22:40

Technical facial recognition research should be retracted for ethical reasons, a higher education provider said. A study, partly funded by the Chinese government and a former Curtin University professor, has drawn fierce criticism for adopting immoral practises. The Western Australian education provider claims it discovered multiple ethical violations regarding informed consent and ...