Hate Speech

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

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 fi...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

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 oversig...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

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 l...

Platform News: Facebook

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.

Platform News: Social Media businesses

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 a...

Platform News: Instagram app on a smartphone

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.

Platform News: Twitch app

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 pl...

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

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...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

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 i...

Facebook App

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, ...

Facebook App

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.


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 Commis...

European Commission

Social media platforms to face same EU rules on hateful content as broadcasters

Social media platforms will for the first time be subject to European Union broadcasting rules on hate speech and harmful content under guidelines announced on by the European Comm...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook agrees to audit its hate speech controls

Facebook has said it would submit itself to an audit of how it controls hate speech in a bid to appease a growing advertising boycott of the platform, as it prepared to address a g...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

More US companies join Facebook ad boycott bandwagon

A handful of US companies have pulled advertising from Facebook Inc in support of a campaign that called out the social media giant for not doing enough to stop hate speech on its ...

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