Facebook is stepping up its efforts to keep inappropriate and often violent material—including recent high-profile videos of murders and suicides, hate speech and extremist propaganda—off of its site.
The words we use and our writing styles can reveal information about our preferences, thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Using this information, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland has developed machine learning ...
Germany faces criticism from some of the web's biggest names over plans to weaken encrypted communication and fine social media sites for hate speech.
Germany on Wednesday took the European lead in cracking down against hate speech and fake news, threatening social media giants with fines of up to 50 million euros if they failed to remove offensive posts promptly.
Germany's justice minister is proposing fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million) for social networking sites that fail to swiftly remove illegal content, such as hate speech or defamatory "fake news."
Twitter announced Tuesday that it is expanding efforts to protect its users from abuse and harassment, the latest milestone in a broader, growing corporate campaign to crack down on online hate.
Internet giants Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are not doing enough to fight online hate speech despite "moving in the right direction", the European Commission said on Tuesday.
Facing mounting pressure to use their technological clout to curb the spread of jihadist propaganda, major US social networks have finally joined forces in an effort to curb "terrorist content."
German prosecutors said Monday they have launched a preliminary investigation after receiving a complaint alleging that top Facebook bosses including founder Mark Zuckerberg are condoning hate speech on the online social ...