• TikTok removes 380K videos in US for violating hate speech policy

    TikTok removes 380K videos in US for violating hate speech policy

    TikTok has removed more than 380,000 videos in the US for violating its hate speech policy so far this year, the short-form video app said Thursday. The app, owned by China’s ByteDance, also said it banned more than 1,300 accounts for posting hateful content. TikTok said in a blog post that it had acted on …
  • Facebook removes 7 million posts for false COVID-19 information

    Facebook removes 7 million posts for false COVID-19 information

    Facebook said Tuesday it removed 7 million posts in the second quarter for sharing false information about the novel coronavirus, including content that promoted fake preventative measures and exaggerated cures. Facebook released the data as part of its sixth Community Standards Enforcement Report, which it introduced in 2018 along with more stringent decorum rules in …
  • Ben & Jerry’s, Eddie Bauer join Facebook ad boycott

    Ben & Jerry’s, Eddie Bauer join Facebook ad boycott

    Ben & Jerry’s and Eddie Bauer have joined a Facebook advertising boycott over concerns about how the social-media giant handles hate speech. The ice-cream brand and the sportswear retailer pledged Tuesday to pause Facebook and Instagram ad spending for July in support of the “#StopHateForProfit” campaign launched by a coalition of civil-rights groups. In a …