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Facebook Bans White Nationalism Following Pressure From Civil Rights Groups

The social media platform says it will begin removing all posts and comments that support White nationalist and separatist ideology.

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Justice Groups Demand Top-Level Change at Facebook

A new letter, signed by dozens of groups including the Center for Media Justice and NAACP, calls for comprehensive reform and transparency in the wake of damning reports.

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Ex-Facebook Employee Calls Out Company's Anti-Blackness

Mark Luckie said he had to “write what all the Black employees are saying and feeling and we don’t feel empowered to speak up about.”

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Facebook Slammed After Report of Attacks Against Hate Speech Critics

A new article alleges that the social media giant fought criticism by discrediting its opponents. 

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Was It Racist for Facebook to Take Down a Page Opposing the 'Unite the Right 2' March?

Facebook says it took down the “Say No to Unite the Right 2-DC” event page because of its ties to a Russian troll farm. Black Lives Matter DC activist April Goggans calls b.s. 

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Facebook Must Protect Its Black Users [OPINION]

“The platform is a safe space for White supremacists to spew anti-Black vitriol, organize Klan rallies, and encourage physical violence against Black people without reprimand from Facebook.”

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Advocacy Organizations Are Cautiously Optimistic About Facebook's Civil Rights Audit

The new independent review of discriminatory practices against communities of color is considered a necessary first step.  

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The 3 Quotes You Have to Read From the Facebook Hate Speech Exposé

ProPublica reveals internal documents about the social media giant’s protocol and technology for tracking and removing racist statements, violent content and fake news—and how they impact people of color.

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Online Threats Against Linda Sarsour Prompt NYPD Investigation

The threats appeared in the comments for a Facebook post about the activist’s criticism of President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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UPDATE: After Pressure From Advocacy Group, Facebook Says 'Of Course' It Wouldn't Participate in Muslim Registry

Facebook and Twitter are the only major tech companies to publicly state that they would not assist with any Muslim registry plans put forth by the Trump administration.

Report: Facebook Makes it Easy for Advertisers to Discriminate

Nonprofit journalism site ProPublica reveals that the social media site lets advertisers exclude users by “ethnic affinity.”

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REPORT: Social Media Giants Helped Police Track Ferguson, Baltimore Protests

The ACLU says that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all provided user data to Geofeedia, a company whose social media montoring product was marketed to and used by law enforcement agencies to follow protestors.

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Georgia Educator Fired for Racist Facebook Posts

Jane Wood Allen was fired for several Facebook posts in which she made racist statements against Black people and Muslims.

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New Orleans Activist Receives Death Threats After Action Against Andrew Jackson Statue

Quess Moore was threatened after a group he’s involved in, Take Em Down NOLA, attempted to remove an Andrew Jackson monument over the weekend.

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Watch Premiere Episodes of 'Atlanta' and 'Queen Sugar' for Free

Both Ava DuVernay’s family drama and Donald Glover’s surrealist comedy series premiered last night.

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New Website Lets People of Color Request Reparations From White Folks

Reparations.me’s creator Natasha Marin: “It’s about reparations for things that happened earlier today, for yesterday, for last Thursday.”

Facebook Donates $250,000 in Scholarships for Coders From Underrepresented Groups

The money will cover tuition for 20 developers in the immersive Dev Bootcamp coding program. 

New Blind Job Match App Aims to Put More People of Color in Tech

Engineer Stephanie Lampkin, a Black woman, created Blendoor to eliminate racial and gender bias from tech industry hiring.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Employees: Black Lives Matter

The Facebook CEO admonished employees for crossing out “Black Lives Matter” on the signature wall at the company’s headquarters.

Here's What Colorlines Readers Said About This Tone-Deaf 'Ellen' Sketch

After Ellen DeGeneres aired a parody sketch about Nicki Minaj’s upcoming semi-biographical television show, featuring a young black girl with an exaggerated butt, we asked Colorlines readers on social media what they thought. Here are the results.