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In its first blog published since the acquisition by Elon Musk, Twitter has assured users and partners that "Twitter 2.0" is on its way to becoming the (safe) town square of the internet.
Twitter owner, Elon Musk, tweeted about a decline in the number of hate speech impressions on the platform. He argues that the spike in offensive content on Twitter has now been controlled.
Since the business mogul Elon Musk took over Twitter, many of the microblogging platform's users have deactivated their account to protest their dissatisfaction with the new ownership.
The Google Play Store hasn't approved Truth Social, the social media platform promoted as a free speech alternative to Twitter. The app allegedly violates policies pertaining to moderation of content.
Riot Games has provided a launch date for a controversial change that will allow it to record your voice chats to train its language model and take action upon reported incidents of hate speech.
German authorities have successfully pressured Telegram to remove the channels of 64 users that were spreading hate and conspiracy theories. Among those getting a channel ban was Attila Hildmann.
Twitter has been ordered to disclose the details and documentation about the manpower that it utilizes to combat hate speech in France after losing a court case against six plaintiffs in the country.
In Q4 2020, Facebook saw a decrease in hate speech prevalence and other content which violates its policies, such as adult nudity. This was driven by modifications to its content moderation systems.
Following racist attacks on UK footballers, Instagram will now impose tougher penalties on people who send abusive messages in DMs and expand how users control their experience on the platform.
The change is being made to reduce hate speech and hurtful content on the platform. The firm also said that it would work on finding whether bias exists in its monetization features.
Twitter has once again updated its platform policies to prohibit hate speech that dehumanizes people based on race, ethnicity, and national origin. Repeat offenders may get their accounts suspended.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has written an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to take firmer action against Islamophobic content. He said not enough action is being taken right now.
Facebook has announced an update to its hate speech policy to ban content that denies or distort the events of the Holocaust. This is part of an effort to fight anti-Semitism on the platform.
TikTok has announced that it's signing up to the E.U.'s 4-year-old anti-hate speech code of conduct. TikTok said that it has always opposed illegal hate speech in its terms and conditions.
Facebook will finally address racial issues on its platform, including Instagram, by creating new internal teams that will study how its algorithms impact minority users as compared with white users.
As many companies have pulled their advertisements from the social network, Facebook today took a stance against the criticism it has been target of, saying it doesn't benefit from hateful content.
YouTube has shed some light on the progress it has made in removing hateful and potentially harmful content on YouTube, saying it has greatly increased the number of videos and channels removed.
Starting today, Twitter is going to battle hateful conduct on the platform vigorously. The new policies put in place will regulate and take down Tweets that promote hate against any religious group.
Facebook has announced that it's extending its ban on white supremacy to white nationalism and separatism. It will also direct users looking for hate-related terms to an anti-hate organization.
Following reports of racist remarks and taunts being used during Dota 2 tournaments, Valve has published a statement saying that it will not tolerate such language from pros at its events.
Twitter is gathering public feedback on proposed rules meant to ban dehumanizing language on its platform. The comment period runs until October 9 and Twitter will share the details later this year.
After severing access to Alex Jones' podcasts last month, Apple has now completely banned the controversial conspiracy theorist's Infowars app from the App Store for violating content rules.
The social network is updating its rules for content shared on the platform starting next month, including clearer and more straightforward wording regarding what is allowed and what isn't.
The social network recently faced some problems with its automatic detection of hate speech, as it flagged and removed a post containing quotes from the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
After introducing new policies for artist conducts and hate speech just last month, Spotify is backtracking on some of the announcements made at the time, saying the language was "too vague".
The European Union has congratulated Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Google for their work on combating illegal hate speech on the platforms. The EU said improvements were still needed though.
After several videos of Twitter employees came to light boasting about their access to everyone's nudes, the company denied all such allegations noting that they are false and misleading.
Although there is a bit of an expectation of a #TwitterPurge following today's enforcement of its updated rules, it's unlikely millions of accounts will be wiped, you might see less hateful posts.
World of Warcraft players are familiar with the Orcish "kek," which translates to "lol" in the common tongue. That's what Bungie was trying to reference with a legendary piece of Destiny 2 armor.
Microsoft announced today that it will be launching a dedicated web form for reporting hate speech on its services. There will be a separate web form that will allow users to request reconsideration.
The European Commission has announced a new agreement of collaboration between the Union's institutions and the four major tech companies in an effort to stop illegal online hate speech and extremism.