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Social media takes baby steps in dealing with hate speech. Time to grow up?

Social media takes baby steps in dealing with hate speech. Time to grow up?

Online hate speech has gone way up since the police killing of George Floyd in May. Hate speech in the form of inflammatory posts has increased by nearly 40% around the country. And while Facebook continues to advocate a relatively hands-off approach to speech, Twitter this week took down thousands of accounts related to the conspiracy group QAnon, saying it will take action on accounts that could “lead to offline harm.” Molly Wood speaks with Dipayan Ghosh, co-director of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project at Harvard. He says this is all still moving way too slowly.

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