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Facebook bans 'dangerous individuals' cited for hate speech

After years of pressure to crack down on hate and bigotry, Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban on 'dangerous individuals'.

Facebook and Google broke down barriers to broadcast media – even for mass killers

The killing of 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, was engineered to be viewed and shared on the world's largest technology platforms, taking full advantage of Silicon Valley's laissez-faire approach to content moderation.

Australian teen who egged senator hailed online as ‘heroic’

An Australian teen who egged a far-right senator over his offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks has been hailed as “heroic” by Internet users, who have raised thousands of dollars in support of his protest.

Facebook urged to change leadership by group of 31 US non-profits

Facebook Inc, reeling from criticism about Russian influence campaigns on its platform, now faces calls for changes to its top management from a collection of 31 US civil rights groups.

Google ‘bro culture’ led to violence, sexual harassment against female engineer, lawsuit alleges

As a young, female software engineer at male-dominated Google, Loretta Lee was slapped, groped and even had a co-worker pop up from beneath her desk one night and tell her she'd never know what he'd been doing under there, according to a lawsuit filed against the company.

Google fired man for opposing his co-workers’ bigotry and white supremacy, lawsuit alleges

Google fired a disabled, queer, transgender engineer for opposing discrimination, harassment and white supremacy among his fellow Googlers, a lawsuit filed Feb 21 alleges.

Use Facebook to convert bigots: opinion

The data scientist Jeff Hammerbacher, one of Facebook's early employees, lamented years ago that "the best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads."

Internet doors slammed on white nationalist extremism

White extremists are having doors to the Internet slammed on efforts to promote violent and bigoted agendas.

Google’s employee-run email list tracks bias complaints

At most companies, if you think you’ve witnessed sexual harassment, sexism, bigotry or racism, there’s one way to get it addressed: going to human resources.

Playing and losing in the game of life

To see human behaviour for what it is, one of the best places to look at is the fantasy world of online gaming.