Twitter Bans 'Dehumanizing' Posts Targeting Religious GroupsTwitter now prohibits hate speech that targets religious groups using dehumanizing language.
Germany Fines Facebook $2.3 Million Under Hate Speech LawGerman authorities said Tuesday that they have imposed a 2 million-euro ($2.3 million) fine on Menlo Park-based Facebook under a law designed to combat hate speech.
Concord Man Who Allegedly Threatened Mass Shooting Of Jews, Police Officers Pleads Not GuiltyAn apparent Nazi sympathizer who allegedly built an illegal assault rifle that he planned to use against Jews and police has pleaded not guilty to three felonies.
Facebook Auto-Generates Videos Celebrating Extremist ImagesThe animated video begins with a photo of the black flags of jihad. Seconds later, it flashes highlights of a year of social media posts: plaques of anti-Semitic verses, talk of retribution and a photo of two men carrying more jihadi flags while they burn the stars and stripes.
Facebook Cracks Down On Groups Spreading Harmful InformationFacebook said Wednesday it is rolling out a wide range of updates aimed at combatting the spread of false and harmful information on the social media site.
Facebook Extends Ban On Hate Speech To White NationalistsFacebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism.
Facebook Says It's Better At Detecting Rule ViolationsFacebook said it's making progress on detecting hate speech, graphic violence and other violations of its rules, even before users see and report them.
Facebook Labels Declaration Of Independence 'Hate Speech'Facebook has apologized after the social media giant labeled the most famous document in American history as "hate speech."
Facebook Took Down 21 Million Pieces Of Adult Nudity In 3 MonthsFacebook's technology is good at removing nudity and violence, but not at removing hate speech.
Twitter Blocks Far-Right Leader As Germany Tightens Hate Speech LawUnder a law that took full effect in Germany on Monday, Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies can be fined as much as €50 million ($60 million) if they fail to remove hate speech and fake news posts quickly.
Twitter Vows New Crackdown On Hateful, Abusive Tweets Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was “still” not doing enough to protect its users.