hate speech

9.25.19

Facebook Is Giving Politicians a Free Pass on Hate Speech

The platform has rules about hate speech, but politicians will be allowed to break them because it's "newsworthy."

9.12.19

Facebook Just Kicked Out Netanyahu's Chatbot for Hate Speech

The Israeli prime minister's campaign was telling Facebook users that Arab politicians "want to annihilate us all.”

9.5.19

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

“Real life stopped mattering to me,” says founder Fredrick Brennan.

8.27.19

YouTube Just Banned the Racist Blog that Popped Up in DOJ Emails

A fringe anti-immigrant site has been linked in some recent DOJ email blasts.

8.5.19

8chan Has Been Taken Offline Again

8chan was once again taken offline Monday, hours after it managed to get itself back online.

7.10.19

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.

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6.26.19

Reddit Quarantined r/The_Donald for ‘Threats of Violence’

Reddit placed a quarantine on the pro-Donald Trump subreddit for “threats of violence against police and public officials.” Users must now go through a warning portal before accessing the subreddit.

6.25.19

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.

6.5.19

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.”

5.23.19

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.

4.9.19

Racists overwhelmed YouTube comments during a Congressional hearing about racism on YouTube

“Due to the presence of hateful comments, we disabled comments on the livestream of today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing,” a YouTube spokesperson told VICE News.

4.9.19

YouTube Livestream of Congressional Hearing About ‘Rise of White Nationalism’ Is Filled With White Nationalism

The live comment section of the YouTube live stream of the House Judiciary hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism was filled with hateful trolls.

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