• Facebook, Twitter, and Google are still failing to curb hate speech, says EU

    Facebook, Twitter, and Google are still failing to curb hate speech, says EU

    The European Commission this week called on Facebook, Twitter, and other major tech companies to more aggressively police online hate speech or else face new legislation that would force them to do so. As The Financial Times reports, a study commissioned by Věra Jourová, the EU justice commissioner, found that Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, and Microsoft have largely struggled to comply with a voluntary code of conduct on hate speech announced earlier this year.

    European governments have pressured tech companies to […]

  • Twitter rolls out tool to help users to curb online abuse, bullying

    Twitter rolls out tool to help users to curb online abuse, bullying

    Twitter on Tuesday said it was rolling out a new tool to help users filter out harassment and abusive conduct on the messaging platform.

    “The amount of abuse, bullying, and harassment we’ve seen across the internet has risen sharply over the past few years,” Twitter said in a statement.

    “These behaviors inhibit people from participating on Twitter, or anywhere. Abusive conduct removes the chance to see and share all perspectives around an issue, which we believe is critical to moving us all […]