Tag "hate speech"

Twitter is going all guns blazing against trolls and abusive users

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has launched a number of product updates in the last few months to try and curb abuse and trolling on its platform, including changes to its private messaging feature and algorithmic filters to hide abusive posts. And looks like,

Twitter adds new ‘mute’ options to help fight abuse

By : CIOL Writers

Social media platforms are doing all they can to keep users safe from online abuse and trolling. In a latest effort in the direction, Twitter has added more ‘mute’ options to give users better control over their notifications. The option

Twitter suspends over 376,000 accounts for promoting terrorism

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter is getting aggressive in its battle against terrorist accounts. After suspending 235,000 accounts in the first half of 2016, Twitter suspended over 376,000 accounts for backing terrorism in the second half of the year. In its semiannual “transparency report,”

Google and Jigsaw launch Perspective, to rate your toxic comments

By : CIOL Writers

Hate speech, swearing, harassment is all too common for any platform that has a ‘comments’ sections. Instead of holding the platform for a rational debate, many end up creating it a dump of trash. Many companies have taken initiatives like

Twitter rolls out new feature, ‘Time Out’ to tackle online abuse

By : CIOL Writers

Though Twitter has been launching many features and initiatives to tackle online abuse, Twitter has been giving the pushbutton to users to block and report abusive content, until now. However, with the latest feature, Twitter is taking the control in

Instagram’s new updates to fight online abuse lets you disable comments

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter tops the list of having most abusive comments on its platform. But looks like, some Instagram users are also trying their best to keep the photo-sharing app on pace to reach the ‘honorary award’. Joining the recent initiatives to

Twitter updates abuse policy to fight against trolls and hate speech

By : CIOL Writers

In the recent months, Twitter launched many initiatives to tackle online abuse, such as Quality Filter, keyword filtering tool etc. But these features allowed users only to ‘hide’ the abusive post. However, with the Twitter’s latest update you can now

Microsoft launches a dedicated website to report hate speech

By : CIOL Writers

The tech giants are coming together to fight and prevent online hate speech. Automated abuse filter by Yahoo, Quality filter by Twitter, and now a dedicated website has been launched by Microsoft to control online hate speech. The Redmond company

Yahoo gets ready to tackle online hate speech

By : CIOL Writers

People often miss the thin line dividing freedom of expression from “hate speech” as many internet users believe it can boost their social standing since they walk in digital steps – Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. Hence, the research team at

As online hate speech surges, so does criminal arrests

By : CIOL Writers

According to a recently released data by The Register, London witnessed a 37 percent increase in arrests made for online speech crimes in last five years, jumping from 625 in 2010, to 857 arrests in 2015 where offenders were targeted