Auquan's Weekly Wrap | 3rd- 9th December: What you might have missed

Major car brands including Volkswagen and Ford linked to labour abuses in the Uyghur region.

Auquan's Weekly Wrap |  3rd- 9th December: What you might have missed
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Automobile Labour Abuse

New York Times

The authors of the report say every major car brand — including Honda, Ford, Volkswagen, BMW — is at high risk of sourcing from companies linked to abuses in the Uyghur region. It is expected that the CBP will begin detaining shipments of automotive products at U.S. borders and requesting that importers prove no connection to the XUAR.

Content Moderators: Explicit Content Lawsuits


Image-based sexual abuse is a growing concern. A former TikTok moderator is suing the company after claiming it failed to protect her mental health after "constant" exposure to traumatic video content. The lawsuit alleges that TikTok failed to meet industry standards designed to reduce the impact of content moderation. Colombia’s Ministry of Labor also launched an investigation into TikTok content moderator Teleperformance on traumatic working conditions and low pay. Tiktok and Bumble have also partnered with StopNCII to help delete and block intimate images and videos of people shared without their consent.

Cancer Lawsuits

REUTERS / Brendan McDermid

Rising concerns around Zantac containing potential cancer-causing impurities started in 2018. The drugmakers GSK and Sanofi have repeatedly asserted that Zantac does not cause cancer, citing scientific consensus. The ruling on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg knocked out about 50,000 claims in federal court saving billions of dollars in payouts.

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