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Civil-rights groups are calling their meeting with Facebook execs a ‘disappointment’ and say the company isn’t ready to address the platform’s ‘vitriolic hate’

Facebook’s top executives met Tuesday with civil-rights groups, hoping to address their concerns about the company’s approach to hate speech on its platform. But the groups called the meeting a “disappointment” and said it became clear that Facebook “is not yet ready to address the vitriolic hate on their platform.” […]
Civil-rights groups are calling their meeting with Facebook execs a ‘disappointment’ and say the company isn’t ready to address the platform’s ‘vitriolic hate’
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The ADL’s extremism statistics make it seem like ultraright-wing violence in the US is more common than it actually is

The Anti-Defamation League’s statistics about extremism have been cited as authoritative by much of the press, including its most publicized claim that nearly three-quarters of extremist killings in the US over the past decade have been committed by “right-wing extremists,” a category that includes white nationalists. But if you define […]
The ADL’s extremism statistics make it seem like ultraright-wing violence in the US is more common than it actually is
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Watch the viral clip of Sacha Baron Cohen tearing into Mark Zuckerberg over hate speech, violence, and political lies on Facebook

Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen had harsh words for the country’s biggest tech companies while accepting the International Leadership Award from the Anti-Defamation League on Thursday. Cohen criticised online platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google for generating “the greatest propaganda machine in history,” and giving violent extremists a platform […]
Watch the viral clip of Sacha Baron Cohen tearing into Mark Zuckerberg over hate speech, violence, and political lies on Facebook
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PewDiePie retracts his $50,000 donation to a Jewish anti-hate group

PewDiePie initially announced this week that he would donate $US50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish anti-hate group. But the YouTuber said in a video posted Thursday that he was rescinding his pledge after his announcement drew backlash – some of it anti-Semitic and based in conspiracy theories – from […]
PewDiePie retracts his $50,000 donation to a Jewish anti-hate group