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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…

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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty Grills Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Civil Rights Practices

Facebook has been in headlines frequently lately, and the press has not been positive. After claims of unfair working conditions, retaliation and pandering to right-wing figures, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s name is in the news again. He attended a congressional hearing on Wednesday to discuss Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra. Instead,…

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Two NJ Teens Arrested for Using Slurs, Urinating On A Group of Black Middle School Girls at Lawrence High School Football Game

Two New Jersey 17-year-old boys have been arrested after reportedly calling a group of Black middle school girls the N-word and urinating on them at a Lawrence High School football game Oct. 18. Police say the bias incident — the way hate crimes are referred to in New Jersey law…

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Mark Zuckerberg Having Private Meetings With Conservatives About ‘Free Expression’ and ‘Unfair Treatment of Conservatives’ on Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hosting informal conversations and off-the-record dinners with conservative journalists, commentators and at least one Republican lawmaker to discuss free speech and possible partnerships, Politico found. With the right criticizing Facebook for having “bias” against conservative news outlets, Zuckerberg allegedly held these talks to bridge…