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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
6.5.19
YouTube

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.
Caroline Haskins
4.9.19
tech

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
3.15.19
Motherboard

TikTok Has a Nazi Problem

TikTok, which is mega popular with children and teens, has a problem with blatant, violent white supremacy and Nazism.
Joseph Cox
12.18.18
Culture

All Kevin Hart Had to Do Was Apologize

But it doesn’t seem like he's that woke nowadays either.
Kara Weisenstein
12.7.18
Facebook

John Oliver Calls Facebook 'a Fetid Swamp of Mistruths and Outright Lies'

Oliver goes long on Facebook's content moderation problems.
Jason Koebler
9.24.18
In Moderation

Facebook Is Reviewing its Policy on White Nationalism After Motherboard Investigation, Civil Rights Backlash

"Facebook ignores centuries of history, legal precedent, and expert scholarship that all establish that white nationalism and white separatism are white supremacy."
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
9.20.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Facebook's Struggle to Moderate Two Billion People

The company has been criticized for allowing hate speech to proliferate, but it says it's doing everything it can to stop it.
VICE Staff
8.29.18
Facebook

Leaked Documents Show Facebook’s ‘Threshold’ for Deleting Pages and Groups

During testimony to lawmakers, Facebook did not provide specifics on the threshold Pages or Groups have to cross before being deleted. Documents obtained by Motherboard layout those limits.
Joseph Cox
7.18.18
In Moderation

Internal Documents Show How Facebook Decides When a Poop Emoji Is Hate Speech

Facebook trains its moderators to recognize when emojis violate the social network site’s policies as well, including for sexual solicitation, hate speech, and bullying.
Joseph Cox
6.7.18
In Moderation

These Are Facebook’s Policies for Moderating White Supremacy and Hate

As hate speech continues to be a top issue for social media platforms, we are publishing an extended selection of training material showing how Facebook sees the issue of white supremacy and hate more generally.
Joseph Cox
5.29.18
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
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