Tag Archives: hate speech

Social Media Platforms Must Post Hate Speech Policies Under New California Law Signed Yesterday By Newsom

The Hill reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has signed into law a social media transparency measure that he says protects residents from hate and disinformation posts spread through social media platforms. A.B. 587 will require social media companies to publicly post their policies regarding hate speech, disinformation, harassment and extremism on their platforms and report data on their enforcement …

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Video Platform Rumble Drops Ban On Hate Speech

The Daily Beast reports: While the online video platform Rumble has long taken criticism for amplifying right-wing misinformation and conspiracy theories, the video-hosting service is preparing to head in an even darker direction, hiring one of Alex Jones’ lawyers to draft new content moderation policies that remove an existing ban on material that promotes or incites hate groups. In June, …

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Twitter Refuses To Remove Hate Speech By MTG

Axios reports: Twitter on Monday labeled but refused to take down a pair of highly transphobic tweets attacking Adm. Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Twitter has a practice of often labeling — but not removing — tweets from elected officials that would otherwise violate its terms of service. The …

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Boston LGBTQ Senior Housing Site Defaced By Haters

Boston.com reports: An LGBTQ-friendly senior housing project in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood was found vandalized with hate speech Sunday morning. LGBTQ Senior Housing Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit that works to create affordable housing for LGBTQ+ seniors, said in a Facebook post Sunday that signs at The Pryde — their current housing project in Hyde Park — had anti-LGBTQ+ hate speech …

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Boebert’s Favorite Rapper Burns Rainbow Flags [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Tyson James, a MAGA-loving rapper, has released a new video in which he celebrates being called a bigot while setting fire to LGBTQ rainbow flags. “I’m gonna serve God, I’m toxic,” he raps defiantly. “Ain’t with the LGBTQ, y’all ain’t gonna make it, believe me you, just face it.” As he raps these lines, he spray paints …

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NC Lt Governor: Trans People Are Demonic And Full Of The Antichrist Spirit, Drugged-Up And Cut-Up [VIDEO]

“Here’s something else I’m not supposed to say: Ain’t but two genders. You can go to the doctor and get cut up, you can go down to the dress shop and get made up, you can go down there and get drugged up, but at the end of the day, you are just a drugged-up, dressed-up, made-up, cut-up man or …

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Televangelist: Homosexuality Is “Taking Over Christian Children, It’s A Demonic Spirit After Our Seed” [VIDEO]

“We have all of this going on – for the last couple of 20, 30 years. And while we’re building the biggest churches, never have Christians’ children been more taken over by homosexuality than they are right now. “If I asked each and every one of you to stand that has a son, daughter, niece, nephew, brother or sister that …

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Wyoming Bar Sells “Shoot Fuck’n Faggots” Shirt

The Casper Star-Tribune reports: The discovery that a Cheyenne bar was selling a violent, homophobic T-shirt drew a strong rebuke Monday from community and state leaders. Wyoming Equality, a prominent LGBTQ rights group, released a statement Monday afternoon calling attention to bar, which it did not identify out of fear that doing so may bring more business to the establishment. …

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Christian Pastor Celebrates Death At Wilton Manors Pride: “I’d Love It If Every Fag Would Die Right Now”

Hemant Mehta has the quote at The Friendly Atheist: It is going beyond just saying you do all this wicked stuff. It’s saying you enjoy it. You enjoy murder. You enjoy malignity. You enjoy hating God. Look, there’s only one group that enjoys that: It’s the Pride parades going up and down the street. And, you know, it’s great when …

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Branch Covidian Pastor: The World Has Enough “Fag Sissy Preachers,” It Needs Men With “Callused Knees”

“The world needs manly preachers. There’s enough fag, queer, skinny-jeaned, homo-effeminate, sissy preachers out there with makeup and mascara on their eyes for the camera. “Isn’t about time you get some sweat on your forehead? Isn’t about time you get some dirt under your nails and get some grease on your hands? Isn’t about time you get some blood on …

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YouTube Flops In Moves Meant To Thwart Hate Speech

The Verge reports: Google says it has blocked several terms associated with hate speech from being used as ad keywords on YouTube videos. The move follows a report by The Markup, which found that advertisers could search for terms like “white lives matter” and “white power” when deciding where to place ads on YouTube. Google says it does not publicly …

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Preacher Threatens To Sue After Daughter Was Sent Home By School Over “Homosexuality Is A Sin” Shirt

The Christian Post reports: An outspoken Christian preacher and activist is accusing his daughter’s school of violating her First Amendment rights by forcing her to change out of a shirt proclaiming that “homosexuality is a sin.” He is contemplating legal action. Brielle Penkoski, the daughter of Rev. Rich Penkoski, attends Livingston Academy, a public high school in Livingston, Tennessee. During …

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400 Brands To Leave FB Today In Snowballing Boycott

Reuters reports: Advertisements for more than 400 brands including Coca-Cola and Starbucks are due to vanish from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site. U.S. civil rights groups have enlisted the multinationals to help pressure the social media giant into taking concrete steps to block hate speech in …

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Twitch Platform Suspends Trump For “Hateful Content”

The Verge reports: Twitch has temporarily banned President Donald Trump, in the latest surprise and high-profile suspension from the streaming service. Trump’s account was banned for “hateful conduct” that was aired on stream, and Twitch says the offending content has been removed. One of the streams in question was a rebroadcast of Trump’s infamous kickoff rally, where he said that …

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Reddit Bans Largest Pro-Trump Forum For Hate Speech

The New York Times reports: Reddit, one of the largest social networking and message board websites, on Monday banned its biggest community devoted to President Trump as part of an overhaul of its hate speech policies. The community or “subreddit,” called “The_Donald,” is home to more than 790,000 users who post memes and viral videos. Reddit executives said the group, …

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Starbucks Joins Facebook Ad Boycott Over Hate Speech

Market Watch reports: Starbucks announced Sunday in an online statement that it is “pausing” ads on all social media platforms, two days after consumer-products conglomerate Unilever said it was halting U.S. advertising on Facebook and Twitter through year-end over ineffective policing of hate speech, leading to a sharp Friday selloff in both stocks. The coffee giant said it would “continue …

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Facebook Reverses, Will Ban “Hate Speech” Ads After Consumer Goods Giant Unilever Joins Growing Boycott

CNBC reports: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said the company will change its policies to prohibit hate speech in its advertisements. Under its new policies, Facebook will ban ads that claim people from a specific race, ethnicity, nationality, caste, gender, sexual orientation or immigration origin are a threat to the physical safety or health of anyone else, Zuckerberg said. …

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Graham Threatens To Sue UK Venue Over Cancellation

The Scotsman reports: A controversial US preacher has threatened legal action against the 14,000-capacity SSE Hydro after a prayer meeting was cancelled due to homophobia and hate speech concerns. Franklin Graham was due to come to Glasgow in May as part of an eight day tour of the UK. Graham said he would still be coming to Glasgow, and urged …

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YouTube Won’t Remove TOS Violations By Politicians

Politico reports: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said today that content by politicians would stay up on the video-sharing website even if it violates the company’s standards, echoing a position staked out by Facebook this week. “When you have a political officer that is making information this is really important for their constituents to see, or for other global leaders to …

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Christian Radio Host: Send Andrew Yang Back To China

“There is this little Asian guy or Chinese guy or whatever he is, he should go back to China or wherever he came from. You allow these people to come into our country and they come in with their socialist, communist ideas. Can we send this guy back to wherever he came from? Let him go over there and give …

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