While social media has been weaponised before, Facebook News carries the potential to be a weapon with particularly acute capabilities and range. Not only is Facebook amplifying dangerous content posted by others, but its “curation team” is making fundamental decisions about what news has enough “integrity” to warrant being hand-selected and highlighted for hundreds of millions of people. When these articles are given the extraordinary amplification inherent to Facebook, and are specifically targeted to users receptive to its message, they could play a pivotal role in fuelling atrocities.
Workshop digest: The symbolic power of the law and its capacity to prevent and redress sexual violence
On 14 September 2022, GAAMAC’s Americas Initiative convened an expert roundtable to discuss how accountability for past crimes of sexual and gender-based violence can prevent future occurrences.