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Facebook Forced To Pay a Record $14-Million Settlement for Discriminating Against US Workers

October continues to be a month Facebook likely wishes it could forget. First came Frances Haugen, the whistleblower who explained in chilling detail how the site and its algorithms are designed to profit off what she called “the spread and amplification of hate, misinformation and political unrest.” Then there was…

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NAACP Demands Meeting With Facebook Over Ongoing Prevalence of Hate Speech on the Social Media Platform

Facebook is again under fire for providing an unchecked platform for white supremacists and other hate groups to spread their vile messages. The Hill’s Cameron Jenkins reported that “the NAACP is reportedly calling for a meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, citing [ongoing] concerns of hate speech on the social…

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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…

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Facebook Takes Biggest Step Yet to Attack Hate on Its Platform

On Wednesday, March 17, Facebook announced its most far-reaching efforts ever to remove racist, sexist and other hate-fueled content from its platform. Brandy Zadrozny of NBC News reported that the social networking giant is “changing the way it recommends groups and will limit the reach of those that break its…

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Trump Isn’t Just Fired After Attempted Insurrection — He’s Cancelled; Fears Mount Over Multiple Potential D.C. Superspreader Events; and More

Trump isn’t just fired after attempted insurrection — he’s canceled. The legal and ego-shattering ramifications of inciting a riot and attempting to stage a coup on the Capitol Building continue to pile up for lame duck President Donald Trump. Consider that in less than a week following his criminal actions,…

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On Twitter, Activists, Businesses Can Advertise Causes, But Political Ads Still Banned

Twitter released revised rules for advertisements on Friday, saying that ads sponsored by politicians still are banned but advertisements for causes, such as social, economic and environmental issues, are allowed. Beginning this week, businesses and activists are allowed to buy advertisements around causes like “civic engagement” and “social equity.” But…

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Twitter the Stage for Islamophobic Attacks Against Muslim 2018 Congressional Candidates, Study Says

Muslim Candidates like Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have been called “dogs,” “pieces of garbage,” “terrorists” and “demonic” by trolls on Twitter because of their religions. A new study by the Social Science Research Council suggests Twitter could be partially responsible for this islamophobic social media blitz. “#Islamaphobia: Stoking…