As more major U.S. corporate advertisers join the Facebook “Stop Hate for Profit” ad boycott, what happens when the boycott ends? The boycott’s leaders proposed “10 Recommended Next Steps” to Facebook’s management to accelerate removal of racist and hate incitement. Boycott leaders acknowledge these are not new proposals. Which poses the same question raised over and over again in recent years: What will it take to finally compel social media companies to make the critical technical and policy reforms to counteract the avalanche of misinformation and extremist hate which triggered this latest boycott? … [Read more...] about Facebook ad boycott is unlikely to solve the problem — a social media standards board would
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Pro baseball escaped from much of the anthem kneeling controversies in 2016 and 2017 by steering clear of wokeness for the most part. But that seems to be coming to an end if the league’s Twitter account is any indication of where baseball is headed. … [Read more...] about Major League Baseball Saturates Social Media with Black Lives Matter Posts
The head of Kick It Out, which according to its Twitter handle has "campaigned for equality since 1993," told CNN in February that he believed racism in sport is "worse now than it was five years ago." … [Read more...] about Premier League star Zaha racially abused on social media
“Students have very strong rights to free speech, particularly when their expression occurs off-campus (including in online forums)," Bambauer said via email. "The University of Arizona would be unlikely to investigate or punish a student for making racist or insensitive statements on social media unless the student is crafting and directing messages in a way that violates the university's nondiscrimination and anti-harassment code. The standards for a violation are very high, requiring communications that ‘a reasonable person would perceive to be sufficiently severe or pervasive to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for academic pursuits, employment, or participation.’ This is consistent with case law that affords significant protection to students who are penalized or investigated by college administrations based on their online speech.” … [Read more...] about What are the bounds of student speech on social media?
Last week, Pop Smoke released his posthumous debut album “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon,” which was met with mostly positive reviews. The 19-track album featured several star-studded guests including 50 Cent, Roddy Rich, Future, Swae Lee, Quavo and others. … [Read more...] about Police: Pop Smoke’s social media led killers to LA home