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Facebook Losing its Fight Against Hate Speech in Myanmar

  The social networking site Facebook is having a tough time combating hate speech in Myanmar. Recently, the tech giant invited journalists for a phone briefing to discuss its progress. At first, it looked like the company was ready for all questions, but the publication of a Reuters’ investigation may suggest differently. Investigation: Facebook unable […]

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Twitter Deleted Over 58 Million Accounts in Last Quarter Of 2017

Twitter deleted over 58 million user accounts in the last quarter of 2017 and suspended over 70 million accounts in May and June 2018 to reduce the spread of false information on its platform. Twitter struggles with user growth but still suspends accounts These figures emphasize how seriously Twitter takes the increase of suspicious or […]

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Removing violent content and hate speech: an ongoing challenge

A recent TV documentary investigation has disclosed how Facebook decides what its users can and cannot see on its platform. The investigation covered topics including how the company deals with violent content, reported posts, and hate speech. Violent Content and Hate Speech Remains on the Site According to the investigation, despite being flagged by users, […]

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Twitter Plans to Draft a Policy on “Dehumanizing Speech” Ban (s)

It’s no secret that Twitter is struggling with the issue of who to ban and who not to ban from its platform, as exemplified by the controversy over its initial decision not to ban conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his conspiracy-theory website InfoWars from posting content on the platform.  That decision was later followed by a seven […]

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Twitter Banning Suspicious Accounts to Combat Hate Speech

The micro-blogging giant Twitter is now taking strict action to control hate speech on its platform. It has begun suspending suspicious accounts liberally to curb the purge of trolls, bots, and other malicious content on its network. Twitter suspends 1 million accounts a day Twitter says it has suspended more than 70 million users over […]

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