Twitter testing a new way to let users add content warnings to posts  

  • Twitter is piloting a new feature that will let users add specific content warnings to individual photos and videos.  
  • Previously, users were required to add content warnings to all their tweets, regardless of sensitive material or not.  
  • If users fail to flag sensitive content in their tweets, Twitter will rely on user reports to decide whether there should be a warning attached.  
  • For more information on reporting, blocking, and muting on Twitter, click here.  
  • Full story, here.  


EU to announce new mandatory rules on child sexual abuse material  

  • Under new EU Commission proposals, internet firms will be required to detect, report, and remove child sexual abuse content (CSAM).
  • EU home affairs commissioner, Ylva Johansson, said she plans to present the legislation early next year.
  • Johansson stated plans are in place to create a new EU centre to prevent and combat child sexual abuse, bringing together prevention, investigation, and assisting victims.
  • EU research has concluded that the EU alone accounts for 70 percent of all CSAM material hosted in the world.
  • Full story, here.


Home Office urged to stop housing asylum seekers in barracks 

  • A report published on Thursday urges the government to end the barrack-like accommodation used for people seeking asylum.  
  • The asylum seekers housed, some of whom are children and families, have in some cases survived torture, trafficking and war. 
  • The government should ensure that accommodation is in communities that support their wellbeing and recovery from trauma and promote relationship building. 
  • Alison Thewliss, MP for Glasgow Central, stated that this type of accommodation is harmful to the most vulnerable in our society.  
  • Thewliss expressed concern that children are among those staying in this quasi-detention accommodation.  
  • Full story, here. 

Schools in Londonderry targeted by anti-COVID vaccine protestors  

  • Anti-COVID vaccine protestors have targeted young people outside of a school in Derry for the second time in the space of four weeks.  
  • These protestors attempted to hand anti-vaccine leaflets to young students.  
  • There have been previous reports of vaccinated pupils becoming distressed by the leaflets and lobbying outside their school gates.  
  • For more on The Spread of Misinformation, read our blog here.  
  • Full story, here.