It’s time for Facebook and Twitter to coordinate efforts on hate speech

It’s time for Facebook and Twitter to coordinate efforts on hate speech

Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, there has been burgeoning awareness of the hate speech on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. While activists have pressured these companies to improve their content moderation, few groups (outside of the German government) have outright sued the platforms for their actions. That’s because of a legal distinction between media publications and media platforms that has made solving hate speech online a vexing problem. Take, for instance, an op-ed published in

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Facebook bans 'InfoWars' founder Alex Jones for 30 days

Facebook bans 'InfoWars' founder Alex Jones for 30 days

A mere matter of days after InfoWars founder Alex Jones received yet another YouTube strike — but wasn’t banned — he’s been hit with a 30-day block on Facebook.  Jones received another strike on YouTube this week for violating community guidelines in four videos, which have since been taken down.  SEE ALSO: YouTube hits Alex Jones with yet another strike—but he’s still not banned A Facebook spokesperson confirmed in an email that the social network has enforced a 30-day time

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