All five major social media platforms have received failing grades for their LGBTQ+ safety.
In the Social Media Safety Program Report, GLAAD and Human Rights Campaign found that social media companies were avoiding their responsibilities in moderating hateful material against the LGBTQ+ Community for the second consecutive year. Tony Morrison is GLAAD Senior Director of Communications. He believes it’s all about content moderation.
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“There’s a direct link between online harassment and violence threats online, to harm in the real world. This is something we see over and over. He tells Sonia Baghdady, “The rhetoric that is posted online can have real world consequences.” Advocate Now. “These five social-media giants are to blame for the spread of hatred. “They’re just refusing to take responsibility for anything.”
GLAAD, in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), has identified over 350 incidents of harassment and violence against LGBTQ+ people just within the last year. Morrison said that “there’s a direct connection between online threats and harassment to harm in the real world.”
They’re not enforcing existing policies and products.