Instagram cracks down on harassment in direct messages

Instagram says it’s cracking down on harassment in direct messages and will permanently ban accounts that use direct messages to harass or threaten other users. The change…

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Wikipedia’s new code of conduct targets harassment and misinformation

The Wikimedia Foundation has announced the first Universal Code of Conduct to tackle misinformation and harassment on Wikipedia. The foundation says that the rules clearly spell out…

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Twitch is rolling out new rules around harassment and hate

Twitch has unveiled a new, more detailed policy on hateful conduct and harassment, and the fresh rules are scheduled to go into effect on January 22nd. The…

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New Jersey law bars doxxing campaigns against judges, prosecutors and police

It’s now illegal to conduct doxxing campaigns against the justice system in New Jersey. Gothamist reports that state Governor Phil Murphy has signed Daniel’s Law, a measure…

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Having lots of followers will no longer help you get Instagram verified

Back in June, during the George Floyd Uprisings, Instagram took a long, hard look at its harassment, verification and content recommendation policies as part of a push…

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Facebook removes massive QAnon group over hate and harassment claims

Facebook just took down one of the larger targets in its crackdown on QAnon conspiracy theories. The social network told Reuters that it had removed Official Q/Qanon,…

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An Ubisoft VP has resigned following assault and misconduct allegations

Maxime Béland, Ubisoft’s vice-president of editorial, has resigned following accusations of assault and misconduct that emerged in recent weeks. Kotaku first reported that Béland had stepped down…

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Trump supporters target Twitter employee after fact check

Twitter’s decision to fact check Donald Trump has resulted in has resulted in mass harassment of one of its employees — even though Twitter says the choice…

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