Post Tagged with: "social media"


Twitter to Put Warnings Before Swastikas, Other Hate Images

Twitter to Put Warnings Before Swastikas, Other Hate Images

Twitter said it would shut down accounts affiliated with non-government organizations that promote violence against civilians and ban usernames that constitute a violent threat or racial slur.

Facebook to Expand Artificial Intelligence to Help Prevent Suicide

Facebook to Expand Artificial Intelligence to Help Prevent Suicide

Facebook began testing the software in the United States in March, when the company started scanning the text of Facebook posts and comments for phrases that could be signals of an impending suicide.

Momentum Builds for Disclaimers on Internet Election Ads

Momentum Builds for Disclaimers on Internet Election Ads

Facebook, Google and Twitter have been at the center of a political firestorm after allegations that people in Russian used their services to spread divisive political messages.

Tech Companies in Crosshairs on White Supremacy and Free Speech

Facebook Says 126 Million Americans May Have Seen Russia-linked Political Posts

Facebook’s latest data far exceeds the company’s previous disclosures.

Twitter Bans Ads from Two Russian Media Outlets, Cites Election Meddling

Twitter Bans Ads from Two Russian Media Outlets, Cites Election Meddling

Russian news agency Sputnik said on its website that Russia has “vowed retaliatory measures against the U.S. media.”

Google Women Earn Less than Men, Employee-Reported Data Shows

Google Uncovered Russia-Backed Ads on YouTube, Gmail: Source

“If Vladimir Putin is using Facebook or Google or Twitter to, in effect, destroy our democracy, the American people should know about it,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) said Monday.

Social Media Executives to Testify About Russia and U.S. Election

Social Media Executives to Testify About Russia and U.S. Election

Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to testify about Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election before a House of Representatives panel.

FaceApp Fail: 'Racist' Ethnic Filters Removed After Backlash

FaceApp Fail: ‘Racist’ Ethnic Filters Removed After Backlash

Social media users slammed the "Black,” “Caucasian,” "Asian" and "Indian" filters.

Comcast NBCUniversal: 'This Is Us' Was Just What We Needed

Comcast NBCUniversal: ‘This Is Us’ Was Just What We Needed

The storylines of NBC's hit TV show resonated with viewers across the country.

Police End ‘High Five Fridays’ at Elementary School After Complaints

Police End ‘High Five Fridays’ at Elementary School After Complaints

The Northampton (Mass.) Police Department said it “cannot overlook the fact that this program may be received differently by some members of our community.”

Disney Promptly Drops YouTube Star PewDiePie for Anti-Semitic Content, Nazi Images

Disney Promptly Drops YouTube Star PewDiePie for Anti-Semitic Content, Nazi Images

PewDiePie’s channel has more than 53 million followers and 14 billion video views.

Marriott's CEO: My Valentine to Social Media

Marriott’s CEO: My Valentine to Social Media

"I love what social media has done for our industry," President and CEO at Marriott International Arne Sorenson said.

Chicago Torturers 'Could have been Obama's children,' Tweets Mary Durstein

Chicago Torturers ‘Could have been Obama’s children,’ Tweets Teacher

The West Virginia high school teacher has been suspended for her racist Twitter rants.

Delta Air Lines Offers Apology to Black Doctor, Makes Policy Changes

Delta Air Lines Offers Apology to Black Woman Doctor Called “Sweetie” by Flight Attendant

"Inclusion training," but no other specific action, to be given to astoundingly white male leadership team.

Obamas Should be Hanged, says State Official

Obamas Should be Hanged, Says State Official

"Hopefully the Muslims will eliminate him and mooshelle as queers," a Tennessee deputy director wrote on Facebook.

U of Oklahoma Kicks Out Student for ‘Ni**ger Lynching’ Texts Sent to Black Freshman at UPenn

Be Careful: ‘Ni**er Lynching’ Texts Sent to Black Freshman Uncover Backdoor to Private Information

A University of Oklahoma student involved in messages sent from “Daddy Trump” obtained contact info from a private University of Pennsylvania Facebook group.

Trump Supporters Intimidate Latino Voters with Fake Image of Immigrant on Social Media

Trump Supporters Intimidate Latino Voters with Fake Image on Social Media

The image, which has been proven to be fake, shows an immigration officer supposedly arresting an immigrant who is trying to vote.

Obama Mask with Noose Costume Worn by Trump Supporter at U of Wisconsin Game

Obama Mask with Noose Costume Worn by Trump Supporter at U of Wisconsin Game

University of Wisconsin-Madison said the Halloween costume was “repugnant” but “was an exercise of the individual’s right to free speech.”

FBI, Homeland Security Sued Over BLM Surveillance Records

FBI, Homeland Security Sued Over BLM Surveillance Records

Government agencies used counterterrorism tactics to survey BLM protests, violating First and Fourth Amendment rights, according to the lawsuit.

Black Doctor Asks to Help Delta Passenger, Denied by Flight Attendant

Black Doctor Asks to Help Delta Passenger, Denied by Flight Attendant

Delta Air Lines' lack of diversity in senior leadership may allow for a culture of bias.

Police Tracked BLM Protesters Through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: ACLU Report

Police Tracked BLM Protesters Through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: ACLU Report

Police received real time special access from Geofeedia, a social media surveillance vendor, to social media feeds during the periods of unrest.

Republican Rep Nominee Likens Obamas to Monkeys

Fellow Republicans have called on Dan Johnson to drop out of the race after numerous racially charged Facebook posts — but he vowed to "make Kentucky great again."

Trump's Body Language During Debate Raises Social Media Eyebrows

Trump’s Body Language During Debate Raises Social Media Eyebrows

Sunday's debate was the most tweeted-about in debate in history, a Twitter spokesman said.

Alt-Right Trolls Devise Racist Codes on Social Media

Alt-Right Trolls Devise Racist Codes on Social Media

Racist posters, many of which are Trump supporters, use code words for Blacks, Mexicans, Muslims and Jews to avoid censorship.