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ACLU sues Facebook for gender discrimination

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the social media giant of gender discrimination in job advertisements on its platform. The ACLU charges, filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Tuesday, alleges that Facebook allows employers to target job ads for positions in male-dominated fields exclusively to younger men. The complaint targets Facebook ...

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Trump: ‘We won’t let’ discrimination of conservatives on social media happen

US President Donald Trump has spoken out about censorship against conservatives on social media, saying it is a “very dangerous thing” and calling for everyone to be allowed to participate in the online conversation. “Social media is totally discriminating against Republican/conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump administration, we won’t let that happen. They are closing down the ...

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Half of Afghan children miss out on school due to fighting, poverty & discrimination – UNICEF

Almost four million kids in Afghanistan are unable to attend school classes because of security and poverty issues, as well as discrimination against girls in the country, a new report by the UN agency for children reveals. Some 3.7 million children aged between seven and 17 are deprived of their right to education in Afghanistan, UNICEF’s Global Initiative on Out ...

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Wilders plans Mohammed cartoon contest as he fights discrimination conviction

Firebrand Dutch MP Geert Wilders is to run a Mohammed ‘cartoon-drawing’ contest while he appeals a 2016 conviction for anti-Moroccan comments. The right-wing veteran is perhaps best known for his attacks on Islam. Wilders, the founder and current leader of the biggest opposition party in the Dutch parliament, the Party for Freedom (PPV), will return to court on Thursday to ...

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Google pay discrimination lawsuit is moving forward

A class-action lawsuit alleging pay discrimination at Google based on gender is moving forward, California Superior Court Judge Mary E. Wiss recently ordered. The original suit was dismissed in December due to the fact that plaintiffs defined the class of affected workers too broadly. In January, the plaintiffs filed a revised lawsuit, which added Heidi Lamar, a former teacher at ...

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YouTube shooter identified, reportedly slammed video platform for discrimination (VIDEO)

Police have identified the woman behind the YouTube shooting as Nasim Aghdam, 39, of San Diego, California. Footage has emerged which appears to show her criticizing the video sharing platform and accusing it of censorship. Video from January 2017 has emerged online which appears to show Aghdam criticizing YouTube. Although the woman identifies herself in the video as Nasime Sabz, ...

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Walmart, Dick’s sued for age discrimination over gun sale policy change

Just weeks after two of America’s biggest retailers changed their policies to sell guns only to people aged 21 and over, they’re facing an age discrimination lawsuit. The changes were made following the Parkland school shooting. Oregon man Tyler Watson filed lawsuits against both Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart after he was refused service when attempting to buy a .22-caliber ...

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IMDb win: Judge blocks Hollywood age discrimination law

A federal judge has declared unconstitutional a California law that would have prevented the website IMDb from publishing the ages of actors. The law violates free speech and does not address causes of age discrimination, he said. IMDb, also known as the Internet Movie Database, is an online database publishing information related to films, television and media. The 2016 law ...

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Winter Political Games 2018: ‘National discrimination against Russia’

Other countries have been accused of nationally-run doping schemes, but unlike Russia their teams have not been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics, which in itself is evidence of national discrimination, analysts told RT. A last-minute appeal from 45 Russian athletes and two coaches against a ban preventing them from competing in the Winter Olympics has failed.  The Court of ...

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BBC may have raided public coffers to pay off bullying & discrimination victims

The BBC is facing calls for an external audit after it was claimed the broadcaster may have used taxpayer funds to pay off employees who were victims of discrimination, harassment and bullying. Labour MP David Lammy has said he will be calling on the National Audit Office and requesting a formal inquiry into the “unacceptable” payoffs, which have reportedly used ...

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