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Monday, Oct. 31, 2022
Twitter's newly minted owner, the self-described "free speech absolutist" Elon Musk, is about to get a crash course on global content moderation.
Among his first moves after completing his $44 billion takeover Thursday was to fire the social media platform's top executives, including the...
Thursday, Jun. 9, 2022
The test couldn't have been much easier — and Facebook still failed.
Facebook and its parent company Meta flopped once again in a test of how well they could detect obviously violent hate speech in advertisements submitted to the platform by the nonprofit groups Global Witness and...
Friday, Mar. 26, 2021
The CEOs of tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google faced a grilling in Congress Thursday as lawmakers tried to draw them into acknowledging their companies' roles in fueling the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and rising COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.
In a hearing by the...
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020
A two-year audit of Facebook's civil rights record found "serious setbacks" that have marred the social network's progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias.
Facebook hired the audit's leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018...
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2020
Facebook keeps telling critics that it is doing everything it can to rid its service of hate, abuse and misinformation. And the company's detractors keep not buying it.
On Tuesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with a group of civil rights leaders,...
Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2020
For years, social media platforms have fueled political polarization and hosted an explosion of hate speech. Now, with four months until the U.S. presidential election and the country's divisions reaching a boiling point, these companies are upping their game against bigotry and threats of...