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August 20, 2018

Hate speech continues to dehumanize Rohingya and other Muslims in Myanmar through Facebook, according to this investigative report—Why Facebook is Losing the War on Hate Speech—by Reuters’ Steve Stecklow with contributions from our Human Rights Investigations Lab.

October 19, 2017

For criminal investigators, seeing is not believing. The keys to their work are skepticism, multiple hypotheses, and guarding against bias. It takes specialized training to apply that mindset in the digital world where yearly, a trillion photographs and videos are uploaded.

June 28, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Adebayo Okeowo traveled more than 10,000 miles to UC Berkeley from South Africa. Alexandria Matic, from Canada, came from 2,500 miles away. A handful of United Kingdom residents journeyed 5,000 miles to campus, too.

They’re among 35 young people at a first-ever summit for the growing workforce of college students being trained worldwide to review and verify digital content — typically videos shot by citizens who witnessed atrocities —  that could help human rights lawyers prosecute war criminals...

April 14, 2017

SF Chronical

Andrea Trewinnard had been poring over satellite images of the Syrian city of Idlib for hours when she spotted a clue connecting an online video to a bombed marketplace: The shadow of a minaret, indistinguishable to the untrained eye.

“When I see a mosque, I’m happy,” she said.