12 Apr 2022

India: Muslims see wave of attacks, hate speech on Hindu festival

In several Indian states, during the Hindu festival of Ram Navmi, mobs came out in processions making hate speech and attacking Muslim properties. The states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkjand and West Bengal reported violence during the festival on Sunday.  The festival celebrates the birthday of the god Ram, a

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18 Oct 2021

Facebook hits back at claims its AI has minimal success in fighting hate speech

Guy Rosen, the VP of integrity at Facebook, has shut down claims that artificial intelligence technology used by the platform to fight hate speech is not successful. Rosen has claimed that the prevalence of hate speech on Facebook has dropped by almost 50% in the last three quarters since utilizing

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13 Jul 2020

Facebook and Instagram ban all posts promoting conversion therapy

On Thursday, Instagram announced that it planned to ban all forms of content promoting conversion therapy, which is a highly controversial practice consisting of forcefully changing an individual’s sexual orientation. A spokesperson for Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, stated that the recent change in policy expands on an earlier rule that

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06 Jul 2018

Facebook apologizes after censoring portion of US Declaration of Independence as hate speech

Facebook’s content moderation system flagged a local newspaper’s post containing a segment of the U.S. Declaration of Independence for violation of hate speech standards. Facebook acknowledged the removal was a mistake caused by imperfect processing of millions of reports every week. The story is the most recent in Facebook’s difficulties

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