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.
The blockade of the Lachin Corridor and its humanitarian consequences for the population of Nagorno-Karabakh
GAAMAC draws attention to the current dire humanitarian situation in the Nagorno Karabakh region. The Lachin corridor has been blocked since December 2022.