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hate speech

UN says Facebook is accelerating ethnic violence in Myanmar

[ad_1] The United Nations has warned that Facebook’s platform is contributing to the spread of hate speech and ethnic violence in crisis hit Myanmar. It’s yet another black mark against social media at a time when the tech industry’s reputation as an accelerator of false information...

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Telegram and social media giants spanked in UK PM’s Davos speech

[ad_1] Social media giants have once again been singled out for a high profile public spanking over social responsibility and illegal online content in Europe. Giving a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this afternoon, UK prime minister Theresa May said: “Technology companies...

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube praised for “steady progress” quashing illegal hate speech in Europe

[ad_1] Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are likely to be breathing a little easier in Europe after getting a pat on the back from regional lawmakers for making “steady progress” on removing illegal hate speech. Last week the European Commission warned it could still draw up legislation...

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Facebook is doubling down on comments, but comment culture on the internet is already dead

[ad_1] To push things forward, Facebook is going backward. Facebook announced Thursday night that it will be revamping its News Feed, all in an effort to get users seeing more "meaningful" content from friends and family and spur engagement. What does Facebook count as engagement around meaningful...

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ECJ to rule on whether Facebook needs to hunt for hate speech

[ad_1] Austria’s Supreme Court is referring a legal challenge over the extent of Facebook’s responsibility to remove hate speech postings to Europe’s top court for an opinion (via derStandard.at). The case has clear implications for freedom of speech online. The original lawsuit against Facebook was filed...

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YouTube: More AI can fix AI-generated “bubbles of hate”

[ad_1] Facebook, YouTube and Twitter faced another online hate crime grilling today by UK parliamentarians visibly frustrated at their continued failures to apply their own community guidelines and take down reported hate speech. The UK government has this year pushed to raise online radicalization and extremist content...

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Twitter finally boots hate group that Trump retweeted off its platform

[ad_1] Yesterday Twitter said it would begin enforcing new hate speech rules to shutter accounts that promote violence against citizens to further their causes. The same day it suspended the accounts of the far right British hate group, Britain First, along with the accounts of its...

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Reddit bans board where men posted misogynistic content and even advocated rape

[ad_1] Reddit's crackdown on violent content continues with the ban of a board called "Involuntary Celibates" /r/Incels in which people posted misogynistic content and even incited rape.  In its description, the community said it was a "support group for people who lack romantic relationships and sex." But...

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Here’s how to kick nazis off your Twitter right now

[ad_1] While you wait for Twitter to roll out “more aggressive” rules regarding hate speech, which CEO Jack Dorsey promised are coming within “weeks” as of late Friday, here’s a quick workaround to kick nazis off of your Twitter feed right now: Go to the ‘Settings...

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