Tag - hate-speech



Meta's board of experts is seeking public comments regarding a post criticizing Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on its Threads text messaging app.
JAPAN / Society
May 17, 2024
Meta seeks public opinion on Threads post criticizing Japan's PM
This is the first time the board has examined a case related to Threads
Supporters of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the city of Ayodhya, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
May 7, 2024
In election videos, India's BJP depicts opposition favoring Muslim minority
The videos reflect a shift in BJP campaign focus, accusing Congress of plans to redistribute Hindu wealth among "infiltrators" who have "more children."
Myanmar's military high ranking officials attend a ceremony to mark the country's 78th Armed Forces Day in Naypyidaw on Wednesday.
Mar 28, 2024
Myanmar army behind Facebook pages spewing hate speech: U.N. probe
In 2021, Rohingya refugees sued Facebook for $150 billion (¥22.6 trillion), claiming it had failed to stem the hate speech directed against them.
Vietman's Pham Tuan Hai scores past Japan's Zion Suzuki (right) during their match at the Asian Cup in Doha on Jan. 14.
Jan 25, 2024
JFA condemns online abuse of Japan goalkeeper keeper Zion Suzuki
Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima on Wednesday condemned online abuse directed at Japan goalkeeper Zion Suzuki.
Poland's Iga Swiatek in action during the WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico, in November.
Dec 21, 2023
Tennis governing bodies aim to combat online abuse of players
The bodies will use Threat Matrix, which uses a combination of AI and open-source data, to provide a rapid threat assessment of personal safety.
Harvard University President Claudine Gay testifies before a United States House of Representatives hearing on antisemitism in American campuses on Dec. 5.
Dec 18, 2023
U.S. campus antisemitism debate muddles nuances of free speech
The debate on antisemitism in U.S. campuses doesn’t lend itself to easy answers. What is free speech and what harmful conduct is down to context.
A home that was burned in the Oct. 7 Hamas attack in Kissufim, an Israeli kibbutz. Antisemitic and Islamophobic hate speech has soared on social media platforms since the war broke out between Hamas and Israel.
WORLD / Society
Nov 16, 2023
Antisemitic and anti-Islam hate speech surges across the internet
On Oct. 7, the day Hamas attacked Israel, the hashtag #HitlerWasRight appeared on X, formerly known as Twitter. Over the next month, more than 46,000 posts featured the hashtag, often alongside language that called for violence against Jews.
A man wearing a t-shirt in support of QAnon, participates in a 'Back the Blue' rally in New York on Aug. 9, 2020.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 16, 2023
U.S. political violence driven by new breed of 'grab-bag' extremists
Such radicals eschew firm creeds. Instead, they embrace notions, no matter how divergent, that blends with their particular grievances.
Alma Zadic, Austria's justice minister, during an interview in Vienna on Sept. 26
WORLD / Politics
Oct 11, 2023
In Europe's politics, disinformation and hate pose growing threat
Austrian Justice Minister Alma Zadic believes public institutions simply don’t have the resources to match the output of bad actors.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses media on the first day of the five-day long special parliamentary session, in New Delhi on Sept.18.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 26, 2023
India's ruling party linked with anti-Muslim hate speech: report
The report found that more than half of the documented incidents this year were orchestrated by the ruling BJP and affiliates.
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2023
Antisemitism and intersectionality
The European Jewish Association’s conceptual framework on antisemitism could all too easily reproduce the very bigotry it seeks to oppose.
Japan Times
May 30, 2023
Sloane Stephens says racist abuse of players is getting worse
Professional athletes in all sports are regularly confronted with racist comments and behavior, with Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr. the most notable recent case.
Japan Times
May 27, 2023
Vinicius Jr. situation stirs painful memories for F1 star Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton feels the sports world needs to do more to tackle the problem of racism
Japan Times
May 25, 2023
La Liga president apologizes for comments to Vinicius Jr. after racist incident in Valencia
Tebas said he shared the 22-year-old's frustration over the lack of action to eradicate racism in Spain.
Japan Times
May 24, 2023
Climate scientists flee Twitter as hostility surges
Researchers have documented an explosion of hate and misinformation on the platform since Elon Musk took the helm in October 2022.
Japan Times
May 22, 2023
Vinicius Jr. blasts La Liga and Spain as racist after hearing racial taunts from fans
'The championship that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano (Ronaldo) and (Lionel) Messi today belongs to the racists,' Vinicius Jr. wrote on Twitter.
Japan Times
Apr 17, 2023
'Monetizing hate': Unease as misinformation swirls on Twitter
Experts say content moderation at the company has been gutted after mass layoffs, while a paid verification system has served to boost conspiracy theorists.
Japan Times
Mar 21, 2023
Israeli minister's 'no Palestinians' tirade sparks Arab outcry
Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, dubbed the minister's remarks 'completely unhelpful,' stressing the Palestinian people 'obviously' exist.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 8, 2022
Man gets suspended term for damaging Korean international school in Osaka
The Osaka court found Makoto Tachikawa, 30, guilty of trespassing on the school grounds in April and setting a floor of its building on fire.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 8, 2022
Exposure to white supremacist ideologies in online games surged in 2022
One-fifth of adults reported being confronted with White supremacist ideologies, more than double the rate a year earlier.


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