UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – France appealed on Thursday for U.N. member states to work together on an international legal framework that would make social network providers share responsibility for the use of their platforms to spread messages promoting violence.
“There are hate videos, calls for death, propaganda that has not been responded to, and we need to respond,” Harlem Desir, French state secretary for European affairs, told reporters on the sidelines of a U.N. General Assembly meeting on the rising threat of anti-Semitism.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new peace proposal for Ukraine is little more than a blueprint for military occupation to secure territory seized by Moscow-backed rebels, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Wednesday.
“The plan would seek to legitimize territorial gains made by separatists in September as well as Russian personnel and equipment on the territory of Ukraine,” U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told the U.N. Security Council.
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United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein sharply criticized a prominent Myanmar monk on Wednesday for what he said were sexist and abusive public comments about a U.N. special rapporteur.