Tech giants are finally beginning to vet content, but only on their own terms, accountable to no one. This isn't good enough.
The New York man accused of killing Gambino Mafia boss Frank Cali was a victim of internet hate speech "spewed" online, and by the White House, his lawyer said after a court hearing on Monday.
“The United States is a bit of an outlier in that every other sort of developed Western democracy does address hate speech in some way,” Canadian criminal lawyer David Butt said.
Female journalists and politicians were sent abusive or hostile tweets every 30 seconds on average, according to a study by Amnesty International.
Yair Netanyahu, 27, called for all Muslims to leave Israel.
“I’ve had a miserable year or two, banned and de-platformed and censored and blacklisted … and now I need your help,” Yiannopoulos told fans.
“There would have been a clear indicator of the shooter in the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh,” Eric Adams, the president of Brooklyn Borough, said. “The profile of a person who was mentally unstable of purchasing or possessing a firearm would have been flagged.”
One woman declared she would "kill some Indians" unless authorities chose to "keep the animals locked up."
In an article posted to the newspaper’s website, the editor said he suspected it was the phrase “Indian Savages” that triggered the deletion.
A feature appeared on Facebook Tuesday that asked users whether or not the posts on their feeds were hate speech.
The World Jewish Congress says it demanded that Twitter blacklist the hashtag, which recalled the gas chambers used to kill Jews during the Holocaust.
For some users, hate speech dropped as much as 80 to 90 percent.
What does LinkedIn do about racist, expletive-ridden abuse on its site? Deny it ever happened.
The ACLU has decided to defend people that many of its supporters dislike.
Ricky Best was stabbed to death while defending two women on a train.
Social media companies have stepped up both the speed and number of removals of content on their platforms.
A new report accuses multibillion dollar companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter of "expecting the taxpayer to bear the costs of keeping their platforms and brand reputations clean of extremism."
U.S. and European governments have been pressuring social media companies including Twitter, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google to fight harder against online radicalization.
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch asked Trump not to turn "rhetoric of hatred" into policy.
Wilders's hearing could either be a setback for the party or a blessing in disguise.
The Freedom Party leader was charged over his appearance at a local election rally in 2014.
The total number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded rose to 941 from 912, while those on campuses increased to 90 from 47.