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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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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Twitter expands hate speech rules covering race, ethnicity and nationality

Twitter is once again expanding its hate speech policies. The company updated its rules to “prohibit language that dehumanizes people on the basis of race, ethnicity, or…

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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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Twitter will block links promoting hate speech and violence

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…

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Disney said to have ‘dramatically’ cut ad spending on Facebook amid boycott

Disney might be the largest company yet to join a growing ad boycott against Facebook. Wall Street Journal sources say the media and theme park giant has…

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

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…

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Advertisers are running from Facebook. What’s next?

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…

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Starbucks pauses all social media ads over hate speech concerns

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”…

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