Tag Archives: hate speech

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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YouTube Has Spiked 17K Hate Channels Since June

The Verge reports: YouTube’s teams have removed more than 100,000 videos and 17,000 channels since the company implemented changes to its hateful content policies in June. Those numbers are approximately five times as many than the company’s last quarter, according to a new blog post from YouTube about the company’s attempts to tackle a growing number of hateful and dangerous …

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PHILADELPHIA: 13 Cops Fired For Racist And Anti-Gay Facebook Posts, Many Others To Be Suspended [VIDEO]

Philadelphia’s NBC News affiliate reports: At least 13 Philadelphia police officers will be fired as a result of racist, homophobic and violent social media posts revealed last month by the Plain View Project, Police Commissioner Richard Ross announced Thursday. These officers were found to be the worst offenders among 328 local cops identified in the project’s national database. One of …

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ALABAMA: “Death To Gays” Mayor To Seek Reelection Despite Protest Die-In And City Council Resignations

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: Two leaders of an Alabama city have resigned after their mayor posted a comment on Facebook about “killing out” socialists, “baby killers” and gay and transgender people. But mayor Mark Chambers refused to step down and told residents of Carbon Hill he plans to run for re-election. Protesters lied down in a “die-in” and then confronted …

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Trump Demands That Twitter Allow All Hate Speech

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump has remained active on his Twitter account this morning by first attacking the press and then, without any sense of irony, attacking Twitter for limiting the freedom of speech rights of conservatives. Just minutes after calling the New York Times and CNN “the Enemy of the People,” Trump lashed out at Twitter because he …

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YouTube Bans White Supremacists, 9/11 And Sandy Hook Truthers, Holocaust Deniers, Other Extremists

Vox reports: YouTube is finally banning content that promotes white supremacist views on its video platform. But it will still permit videos it classifies as “borderline,” which isn’t clearly defined, as well as a host of other problematic content. The Google-owned platform said on Wednesday that it’s updating its hate speech policy to prohibit “videos alleging that a group is …

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YouTube Under Fire For Allowing Anti-LGBT Hate Speech

The Washington Post reports: Carlos Maza, a video producer for the news site Vox, said the harassment began about two years ago. Steven Crowder [screenshot above], a right-wing commentator and comedian, had begun to call out Maza’s sexuality and his race — Maza is gay and Latino — in some of his videos on YouTube. And last week, Maza said, …

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Trump Calls Media “The True Enemy Of The People,” Blames “Dishonest Fake News” For Stoking Hatred

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump blamed “fake news” for political division and hatred felt across the United States, following a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that is being prosecuted as a hate crime. Trump wrote that “fake news” is “doing everything in their power to blame Republicans, Conservatives” and him for political divisions felt across the country. Trump’s tweets …

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Instagram Refuses To Remove Post By Homocon Milo Expressing His “Disgust” That Bombs Didn’t Detonate

The Daily Beast reports: Instagram said it would not remove a post from right-wing figure Milo Yiannopoulos praising the recent mail bombs sent to prominent Democratic officials, even after the post was reported as hate speech. On Thursday afternoon, Yiannopoulos posted a picture of himself with a caption that regretted that the bombs didn’t actually detonate. Yiannopoulos also told his …

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Twitter Unveils New Policy On “Dehumanizing Speech”

Wired reports: Twitter on Tuesday announced a new policy addressing “dehumanizing speech,” which will take effect later this year, and for the first time the public will be able to formally provide the company with feedback on the proposed rule. The policy will prohibit “content that dehumanizes others based on their membership in an identifiable group, even when the material …

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Woman Fired For Racism Demands Unemployment Because Such Hate Speech Is Common Since Trump

The Des Moines Register reports: An Iowa woman fired for disparaging Mexicans at work cannot collect unemployment despite her testimony that other employees also made derogatory comments about “blacks and foreigners” since Donald Trump became president. Angela Diers filed for unemployment after she lost her job at Dexter Laundry, a Fairfield manufacturer of commercial washers and dryers, for telling a …

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Alex Jones Flees To Vimeo, Gets Immediately Banned

Business Insider reports: Vimeo has removed Alex Jones’ InfoWars from its platform for violating the company’s Terms of Service standards, a Vimeo spokesperson told Business Insider on Sunday. The videos, posted on Thursday and Friday “violated our Terms of Service prohibitions on discriminatory and hateful content,” the spokesperson said, adding that Vimeo had notified the account owner and issued a …

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