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21 Jan
A court in France ruled the US tech giant must show exactly how it combats online attacks. Anti-discrimination groups say the social media company drags its feet on removing discriminatory content.
20 Jan
Eric Zemmour, who plans to run for president in April, has been fined for remarks about young migrants made in 2020. He accused the youngsters universally of being "thieves, killers and rapists."
25 Oct 2021
An investigation suggests that Facebook has selectively chosen what hate speech it wants to shut down in India. Whistleblower Frances Haugen's disclosures come as she is set to appear before British lawmakers.
12 May 2021
Threats against politicians have sharply risen ahead of September's general elections. The leading candidate to replace Angela Merkel has rapidly become the prime target for misogyny, vitriol, and fake news.
2 Sep 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Thursday.
21 Feb 2020
The Social Media Week Lagos 2020 gets underway in a few days and The Guardian will be hosting two sessions.⁣ First, we’d take a look at how creators can balance timely content availability with premium audience satisfaction without compromising on either.⁣ Finally, we’d look at the global phenomenon called hate speech and how it can be regulated in Nigeria without misuse and abuse of power.⁣
26 Nov 2019
Nigeria is preparing legislation that could mean the death sentence for anyone found guilty of hate speech. It is also contemplating new media laws that have earned it the accusation of trying to curtail free speech.
21 Nov 2019
The spokesman for the Nigerian Senate says the hate speech bill will have to pass a second reading and a public hearing among all other necessary processes before it can be passed. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack Nigeria’s controversial Hate Speech Bill is Valentine Utulu, Managing Partner at Legal Crest.
4 Apr 2019
Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Jack Dorsey discusses the need for free expression while addressing hate speech and harrassment on the company's platform, the outlook for social media regulation, and user engagement efforts.
24 Nov 2018
Facebook Inc.'s spending has increased by $7 billion, or 47 percent, this year through Sept. 30, and many of those costs are unrelated to safeguard its social network against foreign propaganda and hate speech.
11 Aug 2018
David Chavern, News Media Alliance chief executive officer and president, discusses social media's struggle to deal with fake news, conspiracy theories and hate speech.
23 Jun 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja tasked media executives to deploy good journalism as the antidote to prevalent hate speech and fake news in the society.

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