Internet Giants Testify Over White Nationalism

Internet Giants Testify Over White Nationalism


TODAY TO ADDRESS THE RISE OF HATE SPEECH AND VIOLENCE ON THEIR PLATFORMS. BRIDGET: LAWMAKERS SAY THE SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS SHOULD DO MORE TO FIX THE PROBL SPECIFICALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE SURGE IN WHITE SUPREMACY. KCAU 9’S RAQUEL MARTIN HAS MORE NATS “I JOIN EVERY AMERICAN WHO DENOUNCES HATE and violence WHOLESALE” WHAT BEGAN AS A UNITED FRONT AGAINST AN INCREASE IN HATE CRIMES IN AMERICA. SLOWLY PIVOTED INTO PARTISAN DEBATE TUESDAY. “TODAY’S HEARING IS NOT ABOUT WHITE NATIONALISM IT’S ABOUT FEAR MONGERING POWER AND CONTROL” “I REGRET THAT SOME ON THIS PANEL TRIED TO HIJACK THIS HEARING AND DESECRATE THE LIVES LOST TO THE HATE CRIMES OF WHITE SUPREMACIST.” THE HEARING WAS SCHEDULED TO DRAW ATTENTION TO A SURGE IN HATE CRIMES PARTICULARLY BY WHITE NATIONALISTS. THE ANTI DEFAMATION LEAGUE URGED CONGRESS TO TAKE ACTION.. PROBLEM THEY SAY THE TECH GIANTS HAVE ALLOWED HATE SPEECH TO RUN RAMPANT ON THEIR SITES FOR TOO LONG. “WE TAKE THESE ISSUES SERIOUSLY AND WANT TO BE APART OF THE SOLUTION” YOUTUBE SAYS IT NO LONGER RECOMMENDS VIDEOS THAT INCLUDED HATEFUL CONTENT. AND JUST LAST MONTH FACEBOOK SAYS IT BANNED EVEN MORE WHITE NATIONALIST CONTENT… “FACEBOOK REJECTS ALL HATEFUL IDEOLOGIES” WHILE DEMS ARE URGING THE COMPANIES TO DO MORE, SOME CONSERVATIVE LAWMAKERS ISSUED WARNINGS.

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