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 is an obvious link between online violence and harassment, as well as threats of violence on the internet, to actual harm.” This is something we see over and over. He tells Sonia Baghdady, “Rhetoric online can have real world consequences.” Advocate Now. “These five social-media giants are to blame for the spread of hatred. They’re not even taking any responsibility.
GLAAD in partnership with Anti-Defamation League has documented over 350 incidents involving violence and harassment against LGBTQ+ individuals just in the past year. Morrison states that there is a direct link between online harassment and violence threats online, to actual harm.
“They are simply not enforcing the policies and products that have already been in place…