YouTube Finally Bans Supremacist Videos After 14 Years. What Took So Long?

YouTube says it’s now banning videos that include hate speech or promote supremacist views–a move that comes 14 years after the site’s inception and hundreds of millions of videos have been posted. The ban covers videos that suggest one group of people is superior over another based on factors including race, gender, age, or sexual […]

Mark Zuckerberg Answers Critics Who Want to Break Up Facebook

Facebook is being inundated by fake accounts and violent content more than ever. But the company wants you to know that it’s doing a better job of combatting the problem even as it admitted that the job is difficult and often imperfect. Facebook revealed the details on Thursday in a so-called transparency report that covered […]

User-Reported Twitter Violations Jumped 19%—but the Number of Accounts Punished Dropped

Despite Twitter’s ongoing promises that it’s working to make its social network a safer place, the company punished just under 6% of the accounts users flagged for abusive or hateful content, or violent threats during the second half of 2018. The information comes from Twitter’s latest transparency report, released Thursday. The biannual report provides data […]