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Hate Speech on Social Media

Facebook bans Farrakhan, Yiannopoulos, and others, and come watch me talk about hate speech on social media at NYU


Facebook has decided to ban a number of high-profile individuals the company believes have violated its (hate and other) speech rules. The list features Louis Farrakhan, Milo Yiannopoulos, Alex Jones, and a number of other agitator types, plus entities such as InfoWars.

I will be discussing this and other topics this coming Wednesday (May 8) at 6:30-8pm on a panel entitled "Hate Speech on Social Media: Is There a Way to More Civil Discussion?" with former ACLU president and current NYLS professor Nadine Strossen and Justitia founder Jacob Mchangama at the NYU Journalism Institute. The event is free and open to the public, and you can register here if interested in attending.