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Whistleblower says Facebook put profit before reining in hate speech

A Facebook Inc whistleblower has accused the social media giant of repeatedly prioritizing profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation, and said her lawyers have filed at least eight complaints with the...

Facebook ‘lost’ important rule on dangerous individuals for three years

Facebook "misplaced" guidance on an important exemption to its rules on dangerous individuals and organizations for three years, the company's independent oversight board said on Thursday. The board, which was created by the company to...

French court orders Twitter to provide details on what it is doing to tackle hate speech

A French court has ordered Twitter to provide clear details on what it is doing to tackle hate speech, according to a court judgment obtained by journalists, after several French lobby groups had asked...

Facebook asks: Are your friends becoming extremists?

Facebook Inc is starting to warn some users they might have seen "extremist content" on the social media site, the company has said. Screenshots shared on Twitter showed a notice asking "Are you concerned that...

UK unveils law to fine social media firms which fail to remove online abuse

The UK has said a planned new law would see social media companies fined up to 10% of turnover or 18 million pounds (approximately $25 million) if they failed to stamp out online abuses...

Instagram launches feature to tackle trolls and hate speech

Instagram is rolling out a feature to prevent users from viewing possibly abusive messages by filtering offensive words, phrases and emojis on the photo-sharing app. The company said on Wednesday that along with the filter...

Twitch will ban users for ‘severe misconduct’ that occurs away from the platform

Twitch will ban users for offenses such as hate-group membership or credible threats of mass violence that occur entirely away from the site, in a new approach to moderating the platform, the company has...

Facebook to curb hate speech as Indian states go to polls

Facebook Inc said it was taking steps to combat hate speech and misinformation in India as the world's biggest democracy started its months-long multi-phase elections in four big states. "We recognize that there are certain...

Twitter expands hate speech rules to include race and ethnicity

Twitter has expanded its platform policy on hate speech to include "language that dehumanizes people on the basis of race, ethnicity and national origin," it has said in a statement. The company banned language that...

Facebook estimates hate speech seen in 1 out of 1000 views on its platform

Facebook for the very first time on Thursday revealed numbers on the incidence of hate speech on its stage, stating that from every 10,000 content viewpoints in the third quarter, 10 to 11 contained...

Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust

Facebook has said it was upgrading its hate speech coverage to prohibit any content which denies or distorts the Holocaust. The move comes two years following Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a 2018 interview...

TikTok to join the EU code of conduct against hate speech

TikTok, owned by Chinese business ByteDance, will be joining the European Union's voluntary code of conduct to combat illegal hate speech on the internet, the European Commission said on Tuesday. Social networking platforms have come...