Killings put pressure on tech firms to drop 8chan

World / Crime & Legal Aug 6, 2019

Killings put pressure on tech firms to drop 8chan

Critics pressed Twitter and other tech companies to shun online message board 8chan on Monday, after it was used by a mass shooter to announce an attack for the third time this year. Employing the hashtag #untwitter8chan, users urged Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to boot ...

Facebook to ban 2020 U.S. census interference to allay worries

Business Jul 2, 2019

Facebook to ban 2020 U.S. census interference to allay worries

Facebook Inc. will ban content that misrepresents the 2020 U.S. census to suppress participation by minority communities, the latest step by the social media company to quell criticism from civil rights advocates. Facing accusations that it hasn't done enough to curb efforts aimed at discouraging ...

YouTube to ban 'hateful,' 'supremacist' videos

Business Jun 6, 2019

YouTube to ban 'hateful,' 'supremacist' videos

YouTube said Wednesday it would ban videos that promote or glorify racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook school shooting. The announcement by the Google-owned video-sharing platform was the latest of a series of ...

Israel Folau issue ignites free-speech debate

Rugby Apr 23, 2019

Israel Folau issue ignites free-speech debate

Australian sport has been taking a hard line against racism, homophobia and gender inequality, but plans to fire Israel Folau over his religious views have some bemoaning "political correctness" gone too far. The devoutly Christian player, one of rugby union's highest profile stars, has been ...