Twitter bans 'dehumanizing' posts toward religious groups

Business Jul 10, 2019

Twitter bans 'dehumanizing' posts toward religious groups

Twitter now prohibits hate speech that targets religious groups using dehumanizing language. The social network already bars hateful language directed at individual religious adherents. Tuesday's change broadens that rule to forbid likening entire religious groups to subhumans or vermin. The company has come under fire — ...

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 ...

Tech giants face questions on hate speech going into debates

Business / Tech Jun 27, 2019

Tech giants face questions on hate speech going into debates

Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced questioning by a House panel Wednesday on their efforts to stanch terrorist content and viral misinformation on their social media platforms. The scrutiny comes as the tech giants step up safety measures to prevent disinformation online targeting the ...

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 ...