Isabella is a Brazilian journalist, activist, and specialist in digital products. She’s part of a global team at Meedan, an organization that creates collaborative solutions to combat misinformation. She works at the intersection of society, journalism, and technology.
What can be done?
Platforms and tech companies need to take responsibility for the crimes against humanity being facilitated by the use of their technologies. There is no such thing as a neutral technology. They can no longer hide behind hazy content moderation policies that oppress minorities and reinforce inequalities globally.
When infection rates began to soar, Brazil’s health ministry deleted its official COVID-19 statistics. Days later it reposted the site without any data about how many people had already been infected and/or killed.