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Civil rights groups lambaste Facebook over ‘disappointing’ meeting about checking hate speech; Oversight Board’s operations delayed until fall

“Facebook wants us to accept the same old rhetoric, repackaged as a fresh response,” the Stop Hate for Profit campaign said in a statement after meeting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg and Chief Product Officer Christopher Cox. The #StopHateforProfit campaign, started by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), had called on corporate advertisers to stop advertising on Facebook until the company overhauled its content moderation policies to stem hate speech and vitriol targeting minor...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, Hate Speech, Naacp, Board, Robinson, ADL, Greenblatt, Derrick Johnson, Christopher Cox, Jonathan Greenblatt, Anti Defamation League ADL, Oversight Board

YouTube bans 6 white supremacists channels; Reddit removes 2,000 channels for violating content policy

YouTube today banned at least six white supremacist channels, while Reddit removed 2,000 subreddits, including r/The_Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse, after a change in their content policy. What YouTube banned: Six white supremacist channels from the US, including those run by far right pseudo-science Stefan Molyneux, white supremacist outlet American Renaissance and affiliated channel AmRenPodcasts and white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, per The Verge. “After updating our g...
Tags: Travel, News, Youtube, US, Reddit, Hate Speech, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Alex Ohanian

Facebook will label hateful content by politicians; MediaNama’s take

Facebook will finally start labelling content from politicians that, despite being newsworthy, violates it content policies, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday in a Facebook Live session. Content that may lead to violence or suppresses voting, even it is by politicians, will be removed by Facebook. This announcement came almost a month after Twitter and Facebook chalked out drastically different policies on how to deal with hate speech by politicians, including US President Donald Trump. On...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Minneapolis, Nazis, India, Advertising, BJP, US, Unilever, Hate Speech, Delhi, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg

French top court strikes down proposed law against online hate speech, calls it ‘unconstitutional’

The highest French constitutional authority struck down most of the country’s online hate speech law on June 18, calling it “unconstitutional” as it would have impinged on citizen’s freedom of expression, did not give platforms enough time to get a judicial warrant for content removal or ascertain whether the content was truly violative, and made platforms responsible for the adjudication of content instead of a judicial authority so that they could avoid heavy penalties. The Wall Street Journal...
Tags: Travel, News, France, Social Media, Parliament, Hate Speech, Wall Street Journal, Intermediary Liability, Constitutional Court, National Assembly, Content Takedowns

Zuckerberg cites a post from India as a clear-cut example of ‘incitement to violence’

For Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, while posts from US President Donald Trump may not pose a “100 per cent clear-cut of a decision”, posts from India where “someone” said “‘Hey, if the police don’t take care of this, our supporters will get in there and clear the streets’” are a clear cut case of incitement of violence and have been taken down. This was revealed in a transcript of a meeting that Zuckerberg held with 25,000 employees on June 2. Recode published the transcript of the meeting. Zucke...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Hong Kong, News, Minneapolis, California, Washington Post, India, BJP, US, Npr, Hate Speech, Delhi, Vox

BJP member petitions Supreme Court seeking ‘mechanism’ to check ‘seditious’, ‘anti India’ content on Twitter

BJP’s Vinit Goenka has petitioned the Supreme Court seeking directions for the government to create a mechanism to check content and advertisements on Twitter, which are allegedly spreading “hatred amongst the communities, [are] seditious, instigative, separatist, hate filled, divisive, against the society at large and against the spirit of the Union of India”. Goenka, in his […] ...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, Supreme Court, India, BJP, Hate Speech, Goenka, Vinit Goenka

Twitter bans hate speech on the basis of age, disability or disease

Twitter will now delete tweets that “dehumanise” people on the basis of age, disability or disease. So Twitter will remove a tweet which says “people with [disease] are rats that contaminate everyone around them”. The last category is crucial in the backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak, where certain age groups might potentially be targeted. Twitter defines […] ...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, Hate Speech, Hateful Content, Dehumanisation

Five considerations from Facebook for content regulation; online versus offline

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants regulation of Big Tech, he wrote in an op-ed on February 16, saying that he doesn’t want private companies alone to make decisions on fundamental democratic values. He said that companies like Facebook make trade-offs on “important social values” such as between free expression and safety, privacy and law enforcement, […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Hate Speech, Political Ads, Online content regulation

Social media platforms cannot act as government’s proxy for censorship: UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye

Governments and nation-states shall not use internet companies or social media platforms as a proxy for restricting free speech, the United Nations said in its report on the protection of freedom of expression and regulation of online hate speech. It made several recommendations to governments and companies, including that companies should follow international human rights standards […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, United Nations, Un, Hate Speech, Intermediary Liability, David Kaye

Twitter bans all political ads on the platform

Twitter will no longer allow political and issue ads on the platform, CEO Jack Dorsey announced 40 minutes ahead of Facebook’s Q3 earnings call. The final policy on political ads will be released by November 15 and will be enforced from November 22, to give advertisers enough notice period. This now pits the two social […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, Jack Dorsey, Hate Speech, Political Ads, Content Moderation

Facebook’s continuing woes with regulating political ads

Unlike its smaller rival Twitter, Facebook has doubled down on its position to not moderate any political content — both ads and content from political candidate. On September 24, Nick Clegg, Facebook’s head of global affairs and communications, announced that it would continue to exempt ads and content from politicians from fact-checking, even if they […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Social Media, Hate Speech, Twitter Facebook, Political Ads, Content Moderation, Nick Clegg Facebook

Facebook autogenerates content promoting terrorist groups and propaganda, AI detection a failure, says whistleblower complaint to US SEC

An anonymous whistle-blower complaint against Facebook to the US Securities and Exchange Commission shows that Facebook inadvertently facilitated militant and terror propaganda by auto-generating videos and pages consisting graphic violence, insurgency activity, logos, promotional videos and other... ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Internet, US, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Terrorism, SEC, Content, Hate Speech, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Content Moderation

Update | User metrics won’t be affected by the malicious account purge: Twitter CFO

Update (10th July 2018 4:00 pm): Twitter CFO Ned Segal has clarified that most accounts affected by its clean-up will not be included in its metrics. In a tweet, Segal explained that most of the suspended accounts were less than 30 days old or caught at sign up and therefore never counted. He added... ...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, Social Media, Policy, Hate Speech, Segal, Fake Accounts, Fake News, Ned Segal, Twitter Bots

Twitter suspended 70 million malicious accounts in the past two months

Twitter has suspended over 70 million accounts in the past two months as part of its crackdown on suspicious activity and fake users on the platform. The development which was first reported by the Washington Post is part of Twitter’s aggressive effort to lessen the flow of disinformation on... ...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, Washington Post, Social Media, Policy, Hate Speech, Fake Accounts, Fake News, Twitter Bots

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

 Social media giants have once again been singled out for a high profile public spanking over social responsibility and illegal online content in Europe. Read More
Tags: Travel, Social, TC, Europe, UK, Government, Social Media, Davos, Theresa May, Digital Media, Terrorism, Extremism, Hate Speech, Telegram, Wef, Fake News

Easy come, easy go: Daily Stormer briefly reappears on Dreamhost before being banned again

 The Daily Stormer, a white supremacist website that has become a sort of football to be kicked around in the current controversy around hate speech, was briefly reinstated on DreamHost earlier today. Very briefly. Read More
Tags: Travel, TC, Hack, Hate Speech, Hosting, Dreamhost

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