Think you hate selfies? The Russian military might ban them.

Russian soldiers may soon be saying goodbye to their Snapchats.  According to the BBC, the Russian Ministry of Defense, which manages and regulates Russia’s armed forces, has drafted a law that would ban soldiers and military personnel from posting on social media. The ban is expected to take effect in January 2018.  The ban comes,[…]

Facebook is valiantly trying but failing to moderate hate speech in some languages

Efforts by Facebook to moderate content in one of its fastest-growing countries has evidently not been easy. Like what it’s doing in many other markets, the social media giant is trying to stem content deemed hateful in Myanmar.  SEE ALSO: This gripping app lets you ‘walk a mile’ in a 16-year-old refugee girl’s shoes The[…]

Twitter kills egg avatar instead of hate speech and no this is not an April Fools’ joke

Twitter is finally making some changes — just not the ones we asked for. On Friday — following the unveiling of its messy new replies feature — rather than making strides against the noted hate speech problem on Twitter, the social media platform revealed it would changing its iconic troll default egg avatar to some[…]

The rise of Pepe the Frog is another sign of hate festering online

The ubiquitous green internet amphibian known as Pepe the Frog has been added to the Anti-Defamation League’s database of hate symbols. It’s yet another sign that neo-Nazi and white nationalist propaganda is proliferating online.  The Anti-Defamation League’s hate symbols database is crowded with acronyms and photos of tattooed hate symbols, but the group has recently[…]


These Creatives Took It Upon Themselves to Make the Pro-Hillary Video ‘We Trump Hate’

Imagine a future "where minorities are the majority," people build more bridges than walls and education beats incarceration, a not-too-distant future where addiction is seen as a "crisis and not a crime" and where prisons are for killers—"not for tokers." That's the world a group of young creatives wants to paint with a video in[…]

How to avoid becoming the bully you hate on social media

If you’re looking for a fight, there’s no better place to lurk than social media.  At its best, the digital public square can connect people whose lives — and ideas — would otherwise remain distant. At its worst, that open-ended conversation can quickly devolve into an online screaming match, no matter the subject.  SEE ALSO:[…]


Facebook will make it easier to ignore those viral posts you hate seeing

Facebook is tweaking its News Feed algorithm again This time, the social network is making adjustments to make it easier for people to ignore certain types of viral posts that may appear in their feeds See also: 23 annoying Facebook statuses you can finally ‘Dislike’ The change is happening due to a relatively new type[…]

Talib Kweli

Instagram yanked Talib Kweli’s photo thinking it was ‘hate speech’

Instagram on Wednesday temporarily yanked an anti-racism post from hip hop artist and longtime activist Talib Kweli because an image seemed to violate the social network’s community guidelines Kweli in the past has been extremely vocal in the media and online about racial inequality — he was an influential voice earlier this year regarding the[…]