Sunday, February 19, 2017

Reporting Hate Speech in Social Media

I have just reported a nasty homophobic comment in Facebook to the folks who run the social media site.  

In the increasingly ugly environment surrounding the arena of national politics, hate crimes and hateful language are decidedly on the increase. Please don't allow such remarks to go unchallenged.  Here's what you can do:

Reporting hate speech to Facebook:

"We're sorry you're having a bad experience on Facebook, and we want to help. If you want to report something that goes against our Community Standards (ex: nudity, hate speech, violence), use the Report link near the post, photo or comment to report it to us.
If you want to report something that goes against our Community Standards but you don't have an account or can't see the content (ex: someone blocked you), you may need to ask a friend to help you.
Remember that you should contact local law enforcement if you ever feel threatened by something you see on Facebook."

Reporting hate speech to Twitter:
"To report a Tweet:
  1. Navigate to the Tweet you’d like to report.
  2. Click or tap the more icon ••• on web, or the  icon on the Twitter for iOS or Twitter for Android app.
  3. Select Report.
  4. Select It’s abusive or harmful.
  5. Next, we’ll ask you to provide more information about the issue you’re reporting. We may also ask you to select additional Tweets from the account you’re reporting so we have better context to evaluate your report.
  6. Once you’ve submitted your report, we’ll provide recommendations for additional actions you can take to improve your Twitter experience."


Don't be a bystander.  Remember, 


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