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Cold Feet or Unclean Hands? The Fallout Between The Tiffany & Co. and LVMH Merger

By: Gabrielle Craft The luxury goods giant, LVMH, planned to acquire the iconic jeweler, Tiffany & Co., November of last year.[1] The $16 billion dollar merger would break the luxury industry’s record as the largest merger to date.[2] But earlier this week, the French corporation made the sudden decision to back out of the record-breaking […]

COVID-19: China’s Response and its Impact on Human Rights

By: Eli Tanenbaum On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) officially declared that the outbreak of COVID-19 had reached the level of a global pandemic. Accordingly, it became necessary for governments to take action in an attempt to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. International human rights law recognizes that during serious public health threats […]

Why is TikTok Suing the Trump Administration Over its plan to Ban the App?

By: Emily Ariz In early August, the Trump Administration issued an executive order that would ban two Chinese-owned apps, TikTok and WeChat, from the U.S. market.[1] The executive order characterizes TikTok’s popularity in the U.S. as a “national emergency” arguing that “the spread . . . of mobile applications developed and owned by companies in […]

Russia’s Election Meddling: From Direct Cyberattacks to Shaping Minds on Social Media

By: Tarmo Joeveer On September 1, 2020, Facebook announced that it had removed a “network of fake accounts and pages” based on a tip from the FBI.[1] The network of 13 fake accounts and two pages was one of a dozen operations tied to the Russian Internet Research Agency that was involved in meddling with […]