hate speech

Social Media

TikTok Has a Nazi Problem

TikTok, which is mega popular with children and teens, has a problem with blatant, violent white supremacy and Nazism.
Joseph Cox
12.18.18
Facebook

John Oliver Calls Facebook 'a Fetid Swamp of Mistruths and Outright Lies'

Oliver goes long on Facebook's content moderation problems.
Jason Koebler
9.24.18
In Moderation

Facebook Is Reviewing its Policy on White Nationalism After Motherboard Investigation, Civil Rights Backlash

"Facebook ignores centuries of history, legal precedent, and expert scholarship that all establish that white nationalism and white separatism are white supremacy."
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
9.20.18
Facebook

Leaked Documents Show Facebook’s ‘Threshold’ for Deleting Pages and Groups

During testimony to lawmakers, Facebook did not provide specifics on the threshold Pages or Groups have to cross before being deleted. Documents obtained by Motherboard layout those limits.
Joseph Cox
7.18.18
In Moderation

Internal Documents Show How Facebook Decides When a Poop Emoji Is Hate Speech

Facebook trains its moderators to recognize when emojis violate the social network site’s policies as well, including for sexual solicitation, hate speech, and bullying.
Joseph Cox
6.7.18
In Moderation

These Are Facebook’s Policies for Moderating White Supremacy and Hate

As hate speech continues to be a top issue for social media platforms, we are publishing an extended selection of training material showing how Facebook sees the issue of white supremacy and hate more generally.
Joseph Cox
5.29.18
deflections

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Have AI to Detect Hate Speech In ‘5-10 years’

In Silicon Valley, everything is "5-10 years away," which is the same as saying nothing at all.
Jordan Pearson
4.10.18
YouTube

YouTuber Found Guilty of Being 'Grossly Offensive' for Teaching a Dog a Nazi Salute

Courts ruled that Mark Meechan, aka “Count Dankula,” knew what he was doing when he filmed a pug watching Hitler speeches.
Samantha Cole
3.20.18
Social Media

Facebook Posts ‘Substantively Contributed’ to Myanmar Genocide, UN Investigators Say

At a press briefing, United Nations investigators looking into the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar cited social media posts on Facebook as playing a significant role in spreading hate.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.13.18
pornography

Porn Is Still Allowed On Twitter

Twitter's updated guidelines had users worried their adult content would be affected.
Samantha Cole
11.3.17
Opinion

Corporations Have Utterly Failed to Protect Speech

Facebook and Twitter are hurting those they should be protecting.
Jordan Pearson
10.12.17
Lil B

Rapper Lil B Sent Us the Posts Facebook Calls ‘Hate Speech’

Facebook says its policies are “race-neutral.”
Jordan Pearson
10.11.17
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