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The Technology 202: Social media companies readying to combat disinformation in Democratic debates

The Technology 202: Social media companies readying to combat disinformation in Democratic debates

With the Democratic debates fast approaching, social media companies are preparing themselves against the spread of disinformation.

The Difficulty of Measuring a Company’s Social Impact

The Difficulty of Measuring a Company’s Social Impact

Asset managers, nonprofits and others are working on making a positive social impact but many companies still struggle with how to define their own positive social results. In the article, Casey O’Connor Willis shares insights from our research into the current limits of social measurements.

Why A New Commission Could Undercut The U.S.' Human Rights Efforts

Why A New Commission Could Undercut The U.S.' Human Rights Efforts

Michael Forbes writes in his latest op-ed that the creation of a new “Commission on Inalienable Rights” could seriously undermine the U.S.’ human rights efforts.

Ethiopia: Proposed law to improve wages and promote safe working environment in industrial parks

Ethiopia: Proposed law to improve wages and promote safe working environment in industrial parks

After our report revealed that wage rates in Ethiopia were found to be far more exploitative than other developing nations, a newly amended Ethiopian labor law, is said to have incorporated provisions that would help protect the basic rights of workers in terms of safe working environment and decent and livable wages.

Facebook's New Emphasis on Groups Could Render It More Vulnerable

Facebook's New Emphasis on Groups Could Render It More Vulnerable

This article reveals how the Sri Lankan social media shutdown brought to light the weakness of Facebook’s global ambitions. Paul Barrett is quoted as saying that Facebook’s "combination of unwillingness and inability to deal with the misinformation problem is one of their great weaknesses.”

Can cheap fashion ever be ethical?

Can cheap fashion ever be ethical?

This article looks at the global fashion industry and its ethical pitfalls. Our report on Bangladesh’s garment industry is used as an important case study in this overview.

How Apparel Brand Purchasing Practices Drive Labor Abuses

How Apparel Brand Purchasing Practices Drive Labor Abuses

This Human Rights Watch piece reviews the practices and processes that drive apparel brands to labor abuses. Our research on Bangladesh factory safety is cited.

'My appointment was met with opposition': Rubana Huq, the first female chief of a Bangladesh boys' club

'My appointment was met with opposition': Rubana Huq, the first female chief of a Bangladesh boys' club

This article talks about sexism in the leadership ranks of the Bangladeshi manufacturing industry. Our most recent report on Bangladesh factory safety is cited for a statistic on deaths occurring in factories.