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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. 

Facebook Apologizes For Not Taking Death Threat Against Hari Kondabolu Seriously

The comedian received a comment that threatened “a bullet” against him, only for the company to initially say that it didn’t constitute a threat. 

Cosby Admits to Drugging Women, the Pope's Tour, Twitter Wants to Know Your Birthday

Some of Tuesday’s big stories

Facebook Releases New Data About Staff Diversity

The company presented new information in their latest EEO-1 form, suggesting that its hiring and management practices are growing in efficacy.

Facebook's Latest Diversity Report Shows Little Change

The company’s latest diversity report shows little change in its percentages of white, black and Latino U.S. employees. 

French Taxi Drivers Protest Uber, Another North Carolina Shark Attack, Antarctic Yeti Crab

Some of Thursday’s big headlines