Twitter will block links promoting hate speech and violence

  • July 29, 2020
Twitter is closing a loophole in its rules to make it harder for users to spread hate speech and violent content. The company is updating its policies to ban links to content that promotes violence and hateful conduct.Twitter already had rules in pla…

Tech’s overdue reckoning with hate speech still isn’t enough

  • July 1, 2020
This week hasn’t been a very good one for pro-Trump and far-right groups. First, Reddit deactivated “The_Donald” subreddit, among many others, due to repeated incidents of harassment and hate speech. Next, Twitch said it was temporarily suspending th…

Advertisers are running from Facebook. What’s next?

  • June 30, 2020
The advertiser boycott is quickly spiraling into an even bigger headache for Facebook. The boycott, organized by civil rights groups, has more than 300 participants, and isn’t slowing down. The group has called for an international expansion, and bra…

Starbucks pauses all social media ads over hate speech concerns

  • June 28, 2020
Starbucks is joining the chorus of major brands withdrawing ads from social networks to highlight complaints about online hate speech. The coffee chain announced it would “pause” ads on all social networking platforms, not just Facebook, while it hel…

Facebook suspended hundreds of anti-racist skinheads and musicians

  • June 10, 2020
Facebook’s determination to crack down on hate speech swept up some innocent people. OneZero has learned that Facebook temporarily suspended “hundreds” of anti-racist activists from SHARP (Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice), as well as the reggae an…

Facebook pulls nearly 200 accounts connected to hate groups

  • June 7, 2020
Facebook is continuing its fight against hate, and this time with an added degree of urgency. The social network has confirmed to the Associated Press (via The Verge) that it removed nearly 200 accounts for users linked to hate groups like the Proud…