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How 8chan Was Born — and Became the Worst Place on the Internet

“Real life stopped mattering to me,” says founder Fredrick Brennan.
Elle Reeve
9.5.19
Far-Right Extremism

We Analyzed More Than 1 Million Comments on 4chan. Hate Speech There Has Spiked by 40% Since 2015.

Violent threats against minorities have also proliferated on the anonymous message board.
Rob Arthur
7.10.19
Twitter

Cities With More Hateful Tweets Have More Hate Crimes, Study Finds

High levels of race-based discrimination online correlates with offline violence in cities across America, new study finds.
Madeleine Gregory
6.26.19
Technology

YouTube Is Finally Banning Nazis, Holocaust Denial, and Sandy Hook Truthers

YouTube says it will “remove content denying that well-documented violent events took place.”
Mack Lamoureux
6.6.19
Facebook

Facebook Says It Already Deleted More Than 2 Billion Fake Accounts This Year

Facebook announced Thursday that the company killed more than 2 billion fake accounts in the first quarter.
David Uberti
5.26.19
In Moderation

Documents Show How Facebook Moderates Terrorism on Livestreams

On Friday, at least 49 people were killed in terror attacks in New Zealand. Documents, sources, and interviews with senior Facebook employees show how difficult it is for social media companies to moderate live footage.
Joseph Cox
3.17.19
hate speech

India Pressured WhatsApp to Address Mob Violence—By Hiring Someone 8,000 Miles Away

More than two dozen people have been killed in 17 separate incidents since May as viral fake videos spread unchecked on the network, stirring up racial and religious tensions.
David Gilbert
9.24.18
Skateboarding

Skateboarding Icon Jason Jessee Is Under Fire for Use of Swastikas and Racist Remarks

After old interviews featuring racial slurs and hate symbols surfaced online, the skateboard community began to wonder why he's still being celebrated as a legend.
Andrew Murrell
5.24.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Awful Video Shows Mums Teaching Toddlers to Hate Muslims at a Mosque

"The Muslims are nothing but devil satan worshippers."
Drew Schwartz
3.15.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Reddit Is Cracking Down on Nazi and White Supremacist Groups

The move is part of a new policy banning "violent" content that's causing confusion for some users.
Louise Matsakis
10.26.17
protest

This Artist Sprayed Racist Tweets in Front of Twitter's German HQ

Over the last six months, Shahak Shapira reported 300 racist, anti-Semitic and otherwise abusive messages to Twitter, but only 9 tweets were deleted.
Rebecca Baden
8.9.17
VICE x Share Some Good

How to Stand Up to Hate Speech

We all like to think we'd say something. But what would we actually do? What have we ever done?
Nadia Saccardo
12.13.16
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