The tragic case of Gonzalo Lira

Gonzalo Lira, formerly known as "Coach Red Pill", was a 55-year-old Chilean-American man who died in a Ukrainian prison. He was imprisoned there for speaking out about the war in Ukraine. This sparked an international controversy and raised questions about freedom of expression and human rights in times of war. Lira began his career with controversial dating tips on YouTube, where he claimed to be a relationship expert. But when the Russian army launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, he suddenly switched to political topics.

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Smile, the police are watching you on camera

You've probably noticed the CCTV cameras sprouting up everywhere, on city streets and in public places. Yes, these insidious Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras have become the new police in our lives. Since the development of technology, police departments around the world are finding new ways to find criminals, but now we are all suspects.

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Exploring SMAT: A Social Media Analysis Toolkit for Activists, Journalists, and Researchers

In 2020, Mozilla Firefox announced the Social Media Analysis Toolkit (SMAT), which addresses the challenges of manipulated online discourse. Co-developed by Mozilla Fellow Emmi Bevensee, it is a free, easy-to-use and open-source tool designed to analyze digital conversations. SMAT is designed to help activists, journalists, researchers and other non-profit organizations with censorship by analyzing and visualizing harmful online trends such as hate, misinformation and disinformation.

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