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Twitter bans ‘dehumanizing language’ aimed at religious groups

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Twitter’s ban on “dehumanizing” language is slowly taking shape. 

Nearly ten months after the company announced plans to update its rules, Twitter has made its first rule change to cover “dehumanizing language” about religious groups. 

Under the new rules, Twitter won’t allow tweets that compare specific religious groups to animals, or express other hateful opinions. The company says it will require old tweets that violate the new policy to be deleted, and that going forward it may suspend…

Twitter bans ‘dehumanizing language’ aimed at religious groups

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Twitter’s ban on “dehumanizing” language is slowly taking shape. 

Nearly ten months after the company announced plans to update its rules, Twitter has made its first rule change to cover “dehumanizing language” about religious groups. 

Under the new rules, Twitter won’t allow tweets that compare specific religious groups to animals, or express other hateful opinions. The company says it will require old tweets that violate the new policy to be deleted, and that going forward it may suspend…

Facebook’s content oversight board plan is raising more questions than it answers

Facebook has produced a report summarizing feedback it’s taken in on its idea of establishing a content oversight board to help arbitrate on moderation decisions.

Aka the ‘supreme court of Facebook’ concept first discussed by founder Mark Zuckerberg last year, when he told Vox:

[O]ver the long term, what I’d really like to get to is an independent appeal. So maybe folks at Facebook make the first decision based on the community standards that are outlined, and then people can get a…

Facebook civil rights audit says white supremacy policy is ‘too narrow’

Facebook’s second progress report pertaining to the civil rights audit conducted by former ACLU Washington Director Laura Murphy is here. Over the last six months, Facebook has made changes around enforcing against hate, fighting discrimination in ads and protecting against misinformation and suppression in the upcoming U.S. presidential election and 2020 Census, according to the progress report.

While Facebook has made changes in some of these areas — Facebook banned white supremacy in…

Daily Crunch: Facebook is ‘too narrow’ on removing white supremacy

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1. Facebook civil rights audit says white supremacy policy is ‘too narrow’

Over the last six months, Facebook has made changes around enforcing rules against hate speech, fighting discrimination in ads and protecting against misinformation and suppression, according to a new progress report on…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains why she sent Kellyanne Conway a subpoena

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When you don’t show up for work, the last thing you want is for someone to spot you skiving off. 

But, when White House staffer Kellyanne Conway didn’t show up to a House hearing and instead called into Fox and Friends, it didn’t exactly go down well. 

In fact, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the committee sent Conway a subpoena. 

“We called her into the committee because she has violated what is known as the Hatch Act,” AOC told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Wednesday….

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains why she sent Kellyanne Conway a subpoena

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When you don’t show up for work, the last thing you want is for someone to spot you skiving off. 

But, when White House staffer Kellyanne Conway didn’t show up to a House hearing and instead called into Fox and Friends, it didn’t exactly go down well. 

In fact, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the committee sent Conway a subpoena. 

“We called her into the committee because she has violated what is known as the Hatch Act,” AOC told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Wednesday….

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains why she sent Kellyanne Conway a subpoena

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When you don’t show up for work, the last thing you want is for someone to spot you skiving off. 

But, when White House staffer Kellyanne Conway didn’t show up to a House hearing and instead called into Fox and Friends, it didn’t exactly go down well. 

In fact, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the committee sent Conway a subpoena. 

“We called her into the committee because she has violated what is known as the Hatch Act,” AOC told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Wednesday….

Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know

Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency, Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees. You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash out your Libra online or at local exchange points like grocery stores, and spend it using interoperable third-party wallet apps or Facebook’s own Calibra wallet that will be built into WhatsApp, Messenger and its own app. Today Facebook released its white paper explaining Libra and its testnet for working…

Facebook makes another push to shape and define its own oversight

Facebook’s head of global spin and policy, former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, will give a speech later today providing more detail of the company’s plan to set up an ‘independent’ external oversight board to which people can appeal content decisions so that Facebook itself is not the sole entity making such decisions.

In the speech in Berlin, Clegg will apparently admit to Facebook having made mistakes. Albeit, it would be pretty awkward if he came on stage claiming…