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Hate speech

Facebook looking to score points for just optics, no action taken on hate speech: Ad boycott organisers

They said at a virtual meeting with Zuckerberg they "didn’t hear anything...to convince us that Zuckerberg and colleagues are taking action"

08 Jul 2020 8:17 PM

Having 8 million advertisers, will Facebook be hurt because a few dozen boycott it?

Data of past boycotts suggests the observable impact is relatively mild, a business intelligence firm said.

02 Jul 2020 8:54 PM

Starbucks battles racial discrimination complaints, but pauses social media ads over hate speech inaction

The company said it would continue using social media to communicate with its clients and employees.

29 Jun 2020 6:12 PM

Facebook bends to pressure, says will flag even Trump's post, if it violates rules

Unilever became the latest and one of the biggest advertisers to join several other brands that have stopped placing ads on Facebook.

27 Jun 2020 4:36 PM

Verizon latest to ditch advertising on Facebook for allowing hate speech on platform

Recently a Verizon ad appeared next to “a video from the conspiracy group QAnon drawing on hateful and anti-Semitic rhetoric.”

26 Jun 2020 5:47 PM

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Facebook losing ads because of its inaction against hate speech

Popular US icecream brand Ben & Jerry’s becomes latest to join Facebook ad boycott

24 Jun 2020 4:31 PM

Delhi riots case: Ex-civil servants fear 'misuse of law' against Harsh Mander for his Jamia speech

In an `Open Letter’ to public, retired civil servants talked about “continued misrepresentation” of Mander’s speech at Jamia Milia Islamia

12 Jun 2020 1:30 PM

Why India needs to be the centre for content moderation reform

A significant number of moderators for most platforms are contracted through companies such as Cognizant, Genpact, and Accenture.

16 May 2020 3:10 PM

Probe finds that hate speech spread on Facebook led to 2018 Sri Lanka unrest, company apologises

Riots erupted as anti-Muslim anger was whipped up on social media, forcing the Sri Lankan government to impose emergency and block Facebook.

13 May 2020 8:10 PM

Facebook throws open ‘hateful memes’ challenge for researchers to develop algorithms to tackle it

The social media giant is leaning on AI to filter out objectionable content as the coronavirus has sidelined most of its human moderators

13 May 2020 4:56 PM

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UN chief urges faith leaders to challenge hate speech

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on faith leaders to promote solidarity based on human rights and human dignity

13 May 2020 2:13 PM

Hate speech on Twitter toward Chinese surges amid concerns Trump's coronavirus comments fuelling xenophobia

A lot of people are using racist hashtags such as #Kungflu, #chinesevirus and #communistvirus as they tweet about the pandemic

28 Mar 2020 3:20 PM

New rules to regulate social media will be finalised by Jan 15: Centre to SC

The court also transferred all cases related to linkage of social media profiles with Aadhaar pending in different high courts to self.

22 Oct 2019 1:16 PM

Facebook: New oversight board to only regulate content, can't change policy

While the new board cannot make policy, the company will be required to respond publicly to any recommendations the board makes.

18 Sep 2019 9:02 AM

Why Youtube took down 1 Lakh videos betwen April and June this year

Roughly 1,00,000 videos propagating hate speech, 17,000 channels and 500 million comments have been removed during the time period

06 Sep 2019 7:27 PM

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The case for regulating social media in India

The time has come to seriously evaluate the role played by social media in spreading disinformation and hate speech in election season.

23 Jun 2019 1:42 AM

Facebook rejects co-founder call for breakup

Facebook has been under scrutiny from regulators around the world over data sharing practices.

10 May 2019 3:28 PM

Dissecting Sri Lankan government’s social media ban

Sri Lanka has a complicated history with social media, providing context to the government’s ban on it after the Easter Sunday attacks.

25 Apr 2019 2:57 PM

US Senator Warner eyes social media bills for hate speech

Warner noted the real-life implications of hate speech on social media.

12 Apr 2019 12:26 PM

An app to fight hate

HateHatao app lets users report instances of hate speech, threats and crimes along with the evidence in form of screenshots, videos, and pictures.

05 Feb 2019 12:11 AM

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