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General News    H4'ed 7/14/20

Facebook Cracked Down On Extremism. It Only Took A Major Boycott And Multiple Killings.

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How much has really changed? Removing and assessing extremism and hate speech can ultimately end up looking like a game of whack-a-mole.  This isn’t a sea change in how these platforms address hateful content. .A closer look at Facebook’s ban on boogaloo groups reveals that it only targets a specific network that the platform alleges is engaged in violent activity The policy has already led to vague and unclear enforcement, such as removing one major public boogaloo group while leaving its private offshoot untouched. And despite YouTube’s latest ban, several other prominent white nationalists continue to have channels on the platform. Experts see a slow, piecemeal approach by companies who  let extremism & political disinformation become pervasive ― and they  now face strong backlash from advertisers and public criticism ahead of the 2020 election. '

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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