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Hate speech

As things get heated on internal message boards, Facebook mulls moderating employees' posts

A year ago on getting complaints about heated, abusive posts, Google told staff to be responsible and thoughtful on internal message boards.

18 Sep 2020 5:42 PM

Facebook India chief Ajit Mohan gives hate speech hearing a miss

Last week, a Delhi Assembly panel had summoned him to determine if the social networking site deliberately ignored instances of hate speech.

15 Sep 2020 8:41 PM

Over 40 rights groups write to Zuckerberg seeking Ankhi Das' removal as India Policy Chief

The rights group said the bias in policy led by Ankhi Das had spurred violence against minorities in India.

10 Sep 2020 5:40 PM

Over 40 rights groups write to Zuckerberg seeking Ankhi Das' removal as India Policy Chief

The rights groups said the bias in policy led by Ankhi Das had spurred violence against minorities in India.

10 Sep 2020 5:40 PM

Not enough to remove hate speech, social networks must archive evidence: Human Rights Watch

Online posts could also help document atrocities and abuses such as chemical weapons attacks in Syria and police abuse in the United States.

10 Sep 2020 4:22 PM

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YouTube, Facebook say they're willing to block AIMIM supporter on government's or court's orders

It was unclear what prevented the social media companies from following their own rules for content moderation on blocking hate speech.

17 Aug 2020 2:50 PM

Disney cuts big chunk of ads on Facebook, Instagram

Disney, Facebook's biggest advertiser this year, joins hundreds of firms that paused spending on the social media platforms.

20 Jul 2020 1:56 PM

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

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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

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

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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

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

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