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Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook., Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY.

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg from 88 rights groups is calling for a transparent appeal process for user content that is restricted on Facebook.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, 18 June 2008, Dennis Jarvis via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

As Canada claims victory for salvaging North American free trade, the true cost of capitulating to the United States’ blustering may be too high to warrant celebration.

Mexico's Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo (L) looks on as Canadian Foreign Affairs minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to the press at the closing of the NAFTA meetings in Montreal, Quebec, 29 January 2018, PETER MCCABE/AFP/Getty Images

The announcement that the United States and Mexico had reached a tentative agreement on NAFTA has sent Canadian diplomats scrambling, and has digital rights advocates seriously concerned.

Government of Argentina

In advance of their meeting in Argentina, civil society organizations from around the world are calling on the leaders of G20 countries to commit to building a digital ecosystem that centres human rights.

Cambridge Analytica former employee and whistleblower Christopher Wylie is sworn in before he testifies at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Cambridge Analytica and data privacy in Washington, DC 16 May 2018, MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Christopher Wylie, former director of research at Cambridge Analytica, testified before a Canadian parliamentary committee and answered questions on the state of privacy.

People attend an opposition rally in central Moscow on 30 April 2018, to demand internet freedom in Russia, ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images

Action taken by the Russian authorities against Telegram have resulted in extensive violations of freedom of expression and access to information, including mass collateral website blocking.

Two women check their phones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's biggest mobile fair, in Barcelona, Spain, 28 February 2018, PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images

The internet reflects and amplifies the inequalities found offline, and while the government recognizing online gendered violence as an issue is an important step, it is clearly not enough. We need a cohesive and collective strategy to tackle this problem.

A piece of street art by artist Luis Bueno shows councilwoman Marielle Franco from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3 April 2018, Cris Faga/NurPhoto via Getty Images

It was an intense month: a journalist was murdered in Mexico, a Brazilian councilwoman was assassinated in Rio, Venezuela was caught in an information trap, and in the United States, free expression faltered.