Facebook bans Alex Jones and other controversial figures for hate speech

In the latest sign that social media giants are feeling the heat for allowing their platforms to amplify voices of extremists, Facebook on Thursday banned conspiracy theorist and InfoWars founder Alex Jones and the accounts of other controversial figures. The company, citing violations of its policies... Continue reading at 'Baltimore Sun'

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-03 00:10:00 UTC ]
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Some Facebook content reviewers will focus solely on hate speech

Facebook isn't just interested in cracking down on fake accounts. While discussing the firm's latest Community Standards Enforcement Report, company VP Justin Osofsky revealed during a call that the social network will run a pilot program where some... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-05-23 18:11:00 UTC ]
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends failure to ban Alex Jones

Jack Dorsey refuses to follow Apple, Facebook and YouTube in banning Jones, saying he will be guided by principles rather than pressureTwitter founder Jack Dorsey has defended his company’s decision to continue publishing the controversial tweets of the American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook suspends US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

InfoWars owner found to have violated social network’s community standardsAlex Jones, the American conspiracy theorist who runs the InfoWars website, has been suspended from Facebook for bullying and hate speech.The suspension will last for 30 days, and affects only Jones’s personal account on... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook needs to be more open about its hate speech policy

On Wednesday, ProPublica published a report that outlines some pretty bizarre reasoning behind Facebook's approach to hate speech and censorship. Evidence shows that Facebook has a moderation policy that could favor "white men" over "black children,"... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook and Twitter Could Face Fines in Germany Over Hate Speech Posts

A Facebook office in Berlin. A report published on Tuesday found that Facebook and Twitter had failed to meet a German target for removing hate speech from their platforms. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2017-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trump, Facebook, and the weaponization of free speech

Yesterday—as protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, continued across the US—things that President Trump said caused trouble again, and drove the news again. First, Trump laid into governors on a conference call that quickly leaked to the press; he called... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-06-02 12:08:10 UTC ]
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Sponcon Disclosure Lessons from Teen Vogue’s Facebook Article Controversy

As the lines between journalism and advertising become increasingly blurred, media companies must be on high alert for potential pitfalls around the failure to properly disclose sponsored content. The proper characterization of content as commercial advertising, and the proper disclosure of... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-01-09 00:40:34 UTC ]
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OUP signs Naomi and James Jones' debut picture book in five-figure deal

Oxford University Press has signed husband-and-wife team Naomi and James Jones' debut picture book in a five-figure deal.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-14 08:36:11 UTC ]
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What to know about Europe’s fight on platform hate speech

As with antitrust violations or copyright law and data infringements, 2019 is seeing European regulators getting more feisty when it comes to cracking down on hate speech. The post What to know about Europe’s fight on platform hate speech appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-07-12 04:00:09 UTC ]
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Facebook has known since 2018 it was being used to incite hate

Facebook knew as early as 2018 that its platform was being used to incite division and violence, a company official told MPs in Ottawa on Thursday. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-06-06 12:45:00 UTC ]
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Why some experts say it's time for Twitter and Facebook to ban anti-vaccination posts

As measles cases continue to rise in Canada and the U.S., experts are calling on social media platforms to ban anti-vaccination posts, saying the risks to public health created by misinformation outweigh the right to free speech. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-05-22 08:00:00 UTC ]
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Far-right Facebook groups 'spreading hate to millions in Europe'

Avaaz uncovers 500 accounts using fake news to spread white supremacy messageA web of far-right Facebook accounts spreading fake news and hate speech to millions of people across Europe has been uncovered by the campaign group Avaaz.Facebook, which is struggling to clean up the platform and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-05-22 04:00:20 UTC ]
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Facebook bans Israeli company, saying it worked to disrupt elections

Facebook Inc. said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, told reporters that... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-16 22:40:00 UTC ]
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Facebook bans Israeli company, saying it worked to disrupt elections

Facebook Inc. said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, told reporters that... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-16 22:40:00 UTC ]
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Facebook bans Israeli company it says aims to disrupt elections

Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has cancelled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-05-16 19:23:51 UTC ]
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Instagram and Facebook Ban Far-Right Extremists

Alex Jones, Infowars, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, Paul Nehlen, and Louis Farrakhan have all been removed from the platforms. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2019-05-02 18:01:07 UTC ]
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Facebook rolls out system to include news publishers in its controversial Ad Archive

Facebook is moving forward with its controversial Ad Archive with a new system that will decide whether to include individual publishers in the archive. The post Facebook rolls out system to include news publishers in its controversial Ad Archive appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook finally explains why it bans some content, in 27 pages

Among the most challenging issues for Facebook is its role as the policeman for the free expression of its two billion users. Now the social network is opening up about its decision-making over which posts it decides to take down - and why. On Tuesday the company for the first time published the... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2018-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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