Tag: Social Media

Olivia Munn

AAPI Forum With Actress Olivia Munn To Discuss Anti-Asian Discrimination Hit with Racist ‘Zoom Bomb’

An online gathering of Asian American women and their allies to talk about anti-Asian discrimination felt the damage firsthand when a racist internet troll attacked their meeting. Leah Asmelash of CNN reported that the “virtual gathering of high-profile Asian American creators, including actress Olivia Munn, became the subject of their…

Nichole Barnes Marshall

People on the Move: Nichole Barnes Marshall, New Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity for Pinterest

Popular image-sharing and social media company Pinterest has announced that Nichole Barnes Marshall will be joining the organization as its new Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity. Marshall joins the San Francisco-based company, founded in 2009, with more than 20 years of experience in the DEI and recruitment fields. Prior…

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Pinterest Enacting New Company-Wide DEI Initiatives Following Gender and Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Following a lawsuit led by the General Treasurer of Rhode Island, social media company Pinterest has announced that it will be enacting a series of new diversity, equity and inclusion workplace reforms to settle a recent lawsuit against them. Patrick Anderson of The Providence Journal reported that “the reforms are…

US Rep. Paul Gosar

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar Posts Animated Clip Depicting the Murder of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and an Attack on President Biden

In a hate-filled attack over social media, Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona has posted an anime-style video clip in which he attacks President Biden and kills his co-worker, fellow member of the House of Representatives, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Dartunorro Clark of NBC News reported that “Twitter added a warning label Monday,…

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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…

Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP

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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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…