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Trump uses his Twitter account to do promo for Fox News live coverage of U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem. Facebook briefly turns on new feature that shows who creates and manages pages, and from where. New York Times reporters reflect on spies hacking journalism and the low number of women experts quoted in news stories. -Dru Menaker, Chief Operating Officer

 

The most pressing threats and notable goings-on in free expression today

U.S.

Trump Promotes Fox Coverage of Embassy Opening
Trump promoted Fox News’s coverage of the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem. He has previously promoted Fox News and its coverage on Twitter while criticizing negative coverage from other outlets and labeling them “fake news”.
HILL

A New Facebook Feature Shows Which Pro-Trump Facebook Pages Are Run From Overseas
Facebook temporarily turned on “Page History”, a new feature that enabled users to see previously hidden information about a page. Critics worry that the feature could potentially “lead to lots of inaccuracies and open the doors to potential abuse.”
BUZZFEED

When Spies Hack Journalism
In recent years, technology has helped information leakers operate on a mass scale. But now the group has been joined by a very different sort of large-scale leaker, more stealthy and better funded: the intelligence services of nation states.
NEW YORK TIMES

I’m Not Quoting Enough Women
Five years ago, Adrienne LaFrance, a freelance journalist, decided to figure out the gender breakdown of the people she was quoting, finding a large gender imbalance. However, the shortage of women’s voices in the media is now being discussed.
NEW YORK TIMES

 
Global

Campaigners Call for U.K. to Act on Rights as Turkish President Arrives
Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, began a three-day state visit to the U.K. on Sunday amid claims that Theresa May was disowning Britain’s respect for human rights in pursuit of a post-Brexit trade deal with Ankara.
GUARDIAN

Malaysia to Review Not Revoke Fake News Law, Says Mahathir
Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he will redefine the controversial anti-fake news law introduced by his predecessor. The legislation, brought in just before last week’s election, was criticized as undermining free speech.
BBC

Chinese Hackers Defy Government Warnings on Beijing Def Con
Authorities had ordered local attendees not to share knowledge with international communities. “The hacking community is about sharing everything,” said an attendee. “But [China has] restrictions on what can be shared, for perhaps political reasons.”
FINANCIAL TIMES

India Witnessed Highest Number of Internet Shutdowns in 2017-18: UNESCO Report
South Asian countries experienced at least 97 instances of Internet shutdown, a barometer on freedom of press and expression, between May 2017 and April 2018, with India alone accounting for 82 such cases.
INDIAN EXPRESS

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