Tag: Twitter

YouTube is completely missing the point by hiding dislikes

Photo Courtesy of Christian Wiediger, Unsplash YouTube released a statement notifying users of the company’s decision to hide dislike counts from videos on Nov. 10. The new guideline comes after complaints surrounding online harassment were made by small creators who are more prone to “dislike mobs,” according to the Google-owned […]

Twitter’s new abusive behavior policy is under scrutiny

Photo courtesy of Franmarie Metzler; U.S. House Office of Photography, Wikipedia An account run by Twitter’s spokespeople posted on Friday that "tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against anyone are not allowed and will need to be removed."  This policy was clarified after President Donald […]

Washington Post article incites dispute over climate change

Photo courtesy of European Parliament, Flickr Social media users criticized The Washington Post after it published an article interviewing someone who many readers considered to be a climate change denier. Naomi Seibt, 19, was profiled in a Feb. 23 Washington Post article and was aptly nicknamed the “anti-Greta” for her views. The title is […]

Chick-fil-A faces backlash for anti-LGBTQ+ support

Photo courtesy of Elvert Barnes, Flickr Chick-fil-A has been known for their association with Christian organizations that are historically anti-LGBTQ+. They faced serious backlash in 2012 for donating to various Christian charities, such as The Marriage and Family Council. At the time, Chick-fil-A released a public statement saying, "Going forward, […]

Twitter abstains from running political advertisements

Photo courtesy of JD Lasica, Flickr Twitter will no longer run political advertising on its platform. CEO Jack Dorsey made the announcement on Oct. 30 in a Twitter thread, detailing why the decision was made. “We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought,” Dorsey tweeted. “Internet political ads […]

Facebook bans white nationalism and white supremacy

Photo courtesy Anthony Quintano, Flickr Facebook announced that they will begin banning those who support and represent white nationalism and white separatism on both Facebook and Instagram on March 27. This decision came 13 days after a white nationalist opened fire on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 50 […]