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    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday assailed India’s Hindu nationalist government and its moves to cement control of Muslim-majority Kashmir, calling India a state sponsor of hatred and prejudice against Islam. Khan said at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders that Islamophobia rules India and threatens the nearly 200...
    By MUNIR AHMED and AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday assailed India’s Hindu nationalist government and its moves to cement control of Muslim-majority Kashmir, calling India a state sponsor of hatred and prejudice against Islam. Khan said at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders that...
    The social media giants — Facebook, Google’s YouTube, and Twitter — have, under pressure from the advertising industry, agreed to a set of “common definitions” for allegedly “hateful” and “harmful” content and to “harmonize” reporting standards for such content across the industry. This agreement amongst the Masters of the Universe means that the top social...
    UK Royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are imploring Americans to vote in the upcoming election, and that while people claim every presidential election is “the most important” of their lifetime, this one actually is, adding that voters must reject “hate speech” and “misinformation.” British newspaper The Daily Telegraph — which is close to both Buckingham...
    Prince Harry has urged US citizens to "reject hate speech" and vote in the country's upcoming presidential election. He made the remarks alongside his wife, Meghan, in a US television broadcast. A spokesperson for the couple said the comments did not refer to any specific political party or candidate, but were instead "a call...
    London (CNN Business)Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have agreed to allow outsiders to audit how they handle harmful content such as hate speech following a boycott of their platforms by major advertisers.The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) announced a deal on Wednesday that will see the platforms adopt common definitions and reporting standards for harmful content.The...
    (CNN)The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have weighed in on the upcoming US presidential vote, urging people to reject online negativity and hate speech as what Meghan described as "the most important election of our lifetime" approaches.The couple, who now live in California, shared the remarks in a brief video message congratulating those who were...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spoken out about the upcoming U.S. election, in a stark break with British tradition that prohibits royal involvement in politics, as they continue to define their new public roles after stepping down as senior royals. 'Every four years we are told the same thing, that this is the most...
    San Francisco (CNN Business)Facebook is facing multiple simultaneous controversies in the United States, particularly around disinformation, hate speech and political bias. But those issues are also playing out — sometimes in more sinister ways — around the world, including a country where Facebook has more users than anywhere else. In recent weeks, the company has...
    Islamist Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the United Nations to establish “International Solidarity Day Against Islamophobia” during his speech at the General Assembly on Tuesday, claiming Muslims are the most vulnerable population to “racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and hate speech.” Erdogan did not mention the world’s largest systematic human rights atrocity against Muslims — the...
    Pop superstar Selena Gomez publicly shared a private message she sent to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, arguing the social media giant has a “serious problem” spreading “hatred and misinformation.” “Facebook and Instagram are being used to spread hate, misinformation, racism, and bigotry,” said Gomez, who boasts an enormous combined social media following on...
    The network thoroughly reviewed a conversation that played out on the live feed. Big Brother producers and have verified that houseguest Memphis Garrett did not drop a racial slur on the CBS live feed. After a controversial clip from a conversation captured on the live feeds circulated on social media, the All-Stars houseguest was falsely...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Cops are looking for a suspect who tagged a Manhattan building with anti-Black and anti-Semitic statements. According to police, at 1:35 p.m. on Sept. 12, an unknown man was outside of 31 Washington Place when he...
    Kim Kardashian-West, Mark Ruffalo, and Katy Perry are all participating in Wednesday's Instagram freeze. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images/Scott Roth/Invision for Producers Guild of America/AP/Daniel Pockett/Getty Images Stop Hate For Profit, a coalition led by civil rights groups, is leading an Instagram freeze on Wednesday, September 16, to protest Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram. Facebook has been...
    KIM Kardashian is joining scores of fellow celebrities to freeze her Facebook and Instagram accounts to halt the spread of hate and propaganda. "Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy," the star warned. 3Kim Kardashian vowed to stay off Insta and Facebook to help end the...
    As a child survivor of the Holocaust in Poland, there was only one time when I was with another child during the war. Later on, that little boy was killed in front of me. I remember this clearly even though I was young, but when every day is the difference between life and death, you...
    Kim Kardashian West on Tuesday decided to freeze her Facebook and Instagram accounts in protest against the spread of hate and misinformation on the social media platforms. "Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy," Kardashian West said in a tweet, as she joined the "Stop Hate...
    A Facebook engineer quit the company on Tuesday and accused it of "profiting off hate." Ashok Chandwaney called out the social media giant's shortcomings in combating hate speech, incitements to violence and misinformation in a resignation letter reportedly posted to Facebook's internal message board Tuesday morning. After working at Facebook for more than five years,...
    A trio of Republican senators have proposed sweeping changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Those changes could greatly restrict platforms’ abilities to police hate speech and other dangerous content. Hide Section 230 insulates platforms from liability for content third parties post on their sites. It’s considered one of the bedrocks of the...
    Breitbart News technology reporter Allum Bokhari appeared on the Liz Callaway show on TALK 94.5 FM WTKN last week, to discuss revelations in his upcoming book, #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase The Trump Movement and Steal The Election, which features interviews with insiders from Google, Facebook, and other companies. A source close to Google...
    John Oliver’s most recent Last Week Tonight is worth watching, including footage of a 2018 news conference with Kenosha Sheriff David Beth. This bit from John Oliver last night was one of the most horrific things I’ve ever heard. I felt sick to my stomach. pic.twitter.com/ZAjuwkJsoV — simon (@simonjypark) August 31, 2020 ...
    Facebook’s measures implemented Thursday to stop the spread of misinformation ahead of the 2020 presidential election are a step in the right direction, but the social media giant still has a ways to go to make certain its policies truly root out bad actors, says the “Stop Hate For Profit” campaign where companies stop advertising...
    Facebook banned T. Raja Singh, a politician from India’s ruling BJP party, on Thursday for violating the platform’s rules against hate speech. Singh was banned from Instagram as well. His content has been controversial for some time, but until now Facebook has been reluctant to take action against him, fearing retaliation from BJP officials...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Facebook India executives were grilled Wednesday by members of a parliamentary committee on information technology over the company’s alleged political bias and role in spreading hate speech in India. The closed-door hearing followed accusations in newspaper reports that Facebook was allowing anti-Muslim hate speech on the platform and that its top...
              Austin Peay State University (APSU)’s Office of Equity, Access and Inclusion officials have announced they will fight hate speech on campus, even though one official said no known examples of hate speech have occurred there. Additionally, APSU officials said they have no way to precisely define what is...
    Facebook said on Tuesday that it was preparing for Myanmar’s general election in November by improving the detection and removal of hate speech and content that incites violence and preventing the spread of misinformation. The company said in a blog that between now and Nov. 22, it would remove “verifiable misinformation and unverifiable rumors”...
    Prabir Purkayastha September 1, 2020 10:20AM (UTC) This article was produced in partnership by Newsclick and Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article, "Facebook's Hate-Speech Rules Collide With Indian Politics," has blown the lid off Facebook's unholy alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the right-wing ruling party in...
    A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article, “Facebook’s Hate-Speech Rules Collide With Indian Politics,” has blown the lid off Facebook’s unholy alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the right-wing ruling party in India. In the August 14 article, WSJ reporters Newley Purnell and Jeff Horwitz detail how Ankhi Das, Facebook’s high-flying public policy director...
    We’ve asked Google for comment. Action like this isn’t completely surprising. Some fediverses are popular among hate groups kicked out of mainstream social networks or denied access to key services. Gab, a social network that developed a reputation for tolerating hate speech, switched to a fediverse using a forked version of Mastodon after losing its...
    The left-wing Hollywood celebrities were fuming as President Donald Trump accepted his party’s nomination on the final day of the Republican National Convention. Not only did left-wing stars lash out at the commander in chief, they also singled out first daughter Ivanka Trump and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani for their nastiest insults. “Here...
    A day after the NBA boycotted playoff games, a few NFL teams decided to cancel practice on Thursday, including the Cleveland Browns, who came together to discuss ways they can better their community. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett brought up a specific plan on his own. “I’ve brought forth the idea of a petition for...
    Bette Midler says she was 'wrong' to mock Melania Trump in social media posts she shared while watching the Republican National Convention.  On Thursday night, the award-winning performer, 74, sparked a furore by poking fun at the First Lady's accent as she addressed the nation in a televised speech.   'Oh, God. She still can't speak...
    Bette Midler faced an angry backlash last night after ridiculing Melania Trump's accent and calling her an 'illegal alien' while the first lady spoke at the Republican National Convention.  The award-winning performer, 74, launched a tirade against Melania on Twitter in which she said: 'Oh, God. She still can't speak English.'   Midler was immediately branded...
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday stated Joe Biden “persistently known as for extra battle,” and will achieve this once more if he defeats President Trump. “If you happen to hate battle like I hate battle, if you need us to stop sending $50 billion yearly to Afghanistan construct their roads and bridges as...
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday said Joe Biden “consistently called for more war,” and may do so again if he defeats President Trump. “If you hate war like I hate war, if you want us to quit sending $50 billion every year to Afghanistan build their roads and bridges instead of building them here...
    Chinese owned video-sharing social media app TikTok took down more than 380,000 videos this year for allegedly violating the company’s hate speech policies, according to a statement the company released on Thursday. The app reportedly banned around 1,300 accounts for allegedly posting content against the community guidelines TikTok Head of Safety Eric Han said in...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president Thursday night during the party's national convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What did he say?In his acceptance speech, telecast from Delaware, Biden spoke often about "reclaiming the soul of America" — his campaign slogan — and appealed to Americans about the differences between...
    The 7,000 subreddits deleted since late June had approximately 365,000 daily users, but the majority of those banned subreddits (76 percent) had less than 10 subscribers. Only eight percent had more than 100 users. Reddit’s efforts to ban hate speech may not be entirely altruistic. In early June, hundreds of moderators wrote a scathing open...
    TikTok has removed more than 380,000 videos in the US for violating its hate speech policy so far this year, the short-form video app said Thursday. The app, owned by China’s ByteDance, also said it banned more than 1,300 accounts for posting hateful content. TikTok said in a blog post that it had acted...
    Han also noted that TikTok has taken steps to block hateful content from appearing in the app’s search results, and the company is “training our moderation teams to better understand more nuanced content like cultural appropriation and slurs.”  TikTok, already facing scrutiny over alleged ties to the Chinese government, has repeatedly come under fire for...
    TikTok has removed more than 380,000 videos in the US for violating its hate speech policy so far this year, the short-form video app said Thursday. The app, owned by China’s ByteDance, also said it banned more than 1,300 accounts for posting hateful content. TikTok said in a blog post that it had acted on...
    In June this year, Reddit began a huge campaign to remove hateful content from its site, blocking communities that engaged in hate speech and harassment. In an update on its progress today, the company says it’s banned nearly 7,000 subreddits (including repeat offenders) resulting in an 18 percent drop in users posting hateful content. “While...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Memo: Democrats pitch Biden as the back-to-normal candidate Ocasio-Cortez seconds Sanders nomination at convention Democrats officially nominate Biden for president MORE (D-N.Y.) ripped NBC for a tweet that noted she "did not endorse" 2020 nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Memo: Democrats pitch Biden as the back-to-normal candidate Obama congratulates Biden on formal...
    A Utah waiter claims a family of three adults wearing Trump 2020 hats handed him a $5 tip with gay slur written on the bill while he worked a shift Saturday.  Ashton Bindrup labelled the note 'hate speech', saying: 'Today I experienced targeted hate. Hate that I often see in the Trump constituency. And it's...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama delivered a gloomy pre-taped speech at the Democrat National Convention on Monday, lamenting the state of the country under President Donald Trump. “You know I hate politics. But you also know that I care about this nation,” she said during her speech endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for president....
    By EMILY SCHMALL and SHEIKH SAALIQ, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Members of India's governing party on Monday rejected allegations that Facebook had chosen to turn a blind eye to partisan hate speech on its platform to protect its growing business interests in India. As usage has spread across India, Facebook and its subsidiary...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Members of India’s governing party on Monday rejected allegations that Facebook had chosen to turn a blind eye to partisan hate speech on its platform to protect its growing business interests in India. As usage has spread across India, Facebook and its subsidiary WhatsApp have become fierce battlegrounds for India’s...