Twitter Inc. forms Trust & Safety Council to fight hate speech and harassment

Its not that Twitter Inc. doesn't appreciate quirky, healthy banter on its social-networking platform; however, the company has announced that...

Posted

Facebook Launches New Initiative Against Online Extremism And Hate Speech

On Monday evening, Facebook Sheryl Sandberg announced in Berlin the launch of a new campaign against extremist speech on the Internet...

Posted

Hate speech and free speech: Establishing a line can be challenging for prosecutors

Incendiary rhetoric has seeped into 2016 presidential politics, surfaced in the public debate over accepting Syrian refugees into the U.S.

Posted

Twitter to crack down on terrorist threats, hate speech

Twitter has clarified its ban on threats and abuse amid calls for a tougher stance on extremists' use of the platform.

Posted

UN seeks to enlist citizens of world as foot soldiers in battle against hate speech

The United Nations today launched a campaign against hate speech, with senior officials calling for...

Posted

Obama administration hit for picking 'Christian-hating' group as ally in drive against domestic terrorism

The Obama administration, through the US Justice Department, is drawing criticism for its plan to team up with the Southern Poverty Law Center...

Posted

Quebec Hate Speech Bill Could Limit Free Speech, Target Those Who Criticize Islamic Religion on Website or Facebook Page

A bill introduced in the Canadian Province of Quebec seeks to curtail "hate speech" and may go as so far as to suppress and target individuals critical of Islam and other protected groups.

Posted

Hate speech prosecution in Montana

The prosecutor’s office in Flathead County, Montana (where Kalispell is located) is arguing that speech that exposes Jews — or other religious, racial, and other groups...

Posted

Majority Of Dems OK With Criminalization Of Hate Speech

A poll released Wednesday by the online pollster YouGov has found that a plurality of the American public, as well as a majority of Democrats, support...

Posted

NRB Urges FCC Not To Open Proceeding on 'Hate' Speech

The National Religious Broadcasters has asked the FCC not to open a proceeding on whether broadcasters use of the term Redskins is "hate" speech.

Posted
RSS Icon
NEWSROOM