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Twitch

Video Game Streaming Platform Twitch Bans Anonymous Users Known for Hitting Black and LGBTQ Streamers with ‘Hate Raids’

Streaming service Twitch is known for providing livestream feeds of video games and esports competitions. But it also has a dark underbelly in which some users seek out and target minority users with racist and homophobic attacks. Fortunately, the service has decided this type of behavior cannot stand and has…

black lives matter

Big Tech Pledged Millions to Black Lives Matter, but Still Have Woeful Diversity and Inclusion Numbers, New Report Finds

According to a new report by data analytics company Blendoor, it’s apparently easier, or sufficient, for some giant tech companies to donate millions of dollars to causes like Black Lives Matter than it is to actually promote change by increasing diversity numbers within their own workforce. Meredith Somers of MIT…

Instagram

Instagram Adds New Feature Allowing Users to Select Their Preferred Pronouns

While many individuals on social media have taken to adding their preferred gender pronouns into their existing profile bios, Instagram has taken that concept one step further, launching a new feature that officially builds a person’s pronoun selection into their account setup. Samantha Kubota of The Today Show has reported…

social media

GLAAD Declares Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube ‘Effectively Unsafe’ for LGBTQ Users

In a first-of-its-kind report on “user experience” for the country’s leading social media platforms, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has declared Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube “effectively unsafe for LGBTQ users.” Cynthia Silva from NBC News reported that GLAAD’s inaugural “Social Media Safety Index” report originally…