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GLAAD releases Social Media Safety Index

GLAAD releases Social Media Safety Index

This week, GLAAD released the findings of its inaugural Social Media Safety Index (SMSI), an analysis of LGBTQ user safety across five major social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok, and the first-ever tech-industry baseline of LGBTQ user safety. Results from the Index debuted during a special segment on Axios on HB

Activist paints hateful Tweets at Twitter offices after they refuse to delete them

Twitter won't delete hateful tweets, so this activist painted them in front of their offices.

The sidewalk in front of the Twitter headquarters in Hamburg Germany was filled with hate speech, the same hate speech that they refused to delete from their very application.

Shahak Shapira wanted to make a statement about how the company refused to delete incendiary comments he reported to the company which involved anti-Semitism, homophobia, and sexism.

Anti-Trump McTweet posted by hackers, not company

A tweet posted on McDonald's corporate account was the result of hacking.

A McDonalds anti-Trump tweet sent throughout the twitter-verse was done by hackers says the company. 

The fast-food chain confirmed on Thursday that someone had hacked into their corporate account and made an entry unbeknownst to them.

The words in the post, since deleted, said Trump was a “disgusting excuse of a President,” and wished Barack Obama would come back.

Survey pinpoints most homophobic states based on tweets

Transgender topics generated more discussions than hate speech, especially when it came to Caitlyn Jenner. 

A social media survey of US states with the most pejorative language used in social media reveals that the southern states are the worst offenders of homophobic, racist and transphobic terms in their feeds.

Twitter bans alt-right members for inciting hate and harassment

Twitter cracks down on alt-right users.

Silicon Valley social media company Twitter is not having any of the alt-right’s abusive language filling up their feeds; they have suspended a few prominent extreme-reactionary affiliated accounts.

One of those people being Richard Spencer was a verified member of the social media platform who also runs a think tank called "The National Policy Institute." 

COMMENTARY: Stop the celebrity Twitter feuds and speak directly

It's never easy to talk to someone who has upset you, when you have something negative to say or with a fight in the air. But communicating through conflict is an important life skill to learn -- whether your Twitter followers number 10 million or just 10.