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A Senate panel voted Thursday to compel testimony from the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter as lawmakers opened a new front in the battle over hate speech, misinformation and perceived political bias on social media a month before the presidential election.
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has been banned from Twitter for breaking the social media platform's site’s rules forbidding hate speech.
Nick Cannon's “hateful speech” and anti-Semitic theories led ViacomCBS to cut ties with the TV host and producer, the media giant said.
South Africa’s Equality Court on Wednesday restricted the display of the country’s old apartheid-era flag, ruling that its gratuitous use amounts to hate speech and racial discrimination.
French lawmakers have approved a measure that is intended to force search engines and social networks to take hate speech off the internet.
We are asking social media companies to do the impossible – impose and enforce editorial standards on an endless global stream of user-generated content.
YouTube is updating its hate speech policies to prohibit videos with white supremacist and neo-Nazi content.
Facebook said it’s making progress on detecting hate speech, graphic violence and other violations of its rules, even before users see and report them.
On the very day it was announced that Matthew Shepard’s ashes would be interred at the Washington National Cathedral, 20 years after his death, Westboro Baptist showed up in Spokane for pickets at Lewis and Clark High School and Gonzaga University.
Facebook says it has taken down four pages belonging to rightwing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, including two featuring his “Infowars” show, for violating its hate speech and bullying policies.
Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is challenging for the company because computer programs have difficulties understanding the nuances of human language, the company said Tuesday.
Facebook has struggled for years to figure out what is and isn’t hate speech on its platform. On Tuesday, a “bug ” revealed that Facebook might be thinking about crowd-sourcing the question.
Twitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect its users.
In December 2016, the national spotlight fell on a Whitefish resident and influential racist named Richard Spencer. The town became the target of an anti-Semitic “troll storm” in which the Rostons and their neighbors received threats and had their home addresses shared online. At the time, there were only three Jewish families in the resort town of 7,000 people.
A group of Democratic lawmakers want Washington State University to take stronger actions against College Republicans to ensure minority students feel safe on campus.
Some on the left are redefining hate speech, in particular, as a form of violence, creating a rationale for using violence to shut it down.
The Rev. Al Sharpton organized more than 1,000 religious leaders from multiple faiths to rally Monday in Washington, D.C., saying he hopes to show that opposition to President Trump is not merely a political reproach, but also a moral one.
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The moment Americans empower the government to tell them what they can and cannot say, our nation and its cherished democratic principles will be doomed.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday condemned hate speech and bigotry as un-American and antithetical to the values on which the U.S. was founded and promotes abroad. He also lamented a lack of diversity in the U.S. diplomatic corps and pledged to increase minority hiring.