Social Media

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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.

Social Media Site Twitter Debuts On The New York Stock Exchange

New Study Confirms That Black Women Are Most Abused Group on Twitter

Amnesty International hopes Twitter will use the findings to make women safer online.

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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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The Best Way to Protect Free Speech Online? De-Platform Hate. [OP-ED]

Internet companies must stop ignoring the racism and other forms of hate that are prevalent on their platforms and acknowledge that the hateful discourse of the few silences the speech of the marginalized many.

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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.”

What I Learned From #MeToo: Stop the Instant, Harsh Critiquing [OP-ED]

RaceBaitr editor Arielle Iniko Newton admits she was quick to dismiss #MeToo. Here, she reflects on how harsh, premature critiques of the online, decentralized campaigns so many of us use can hinder our growth.

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How Your Faves Really Feel About the #Inauguration

The Obamas’ departure from the White House and Donald Trump’s first day as president compelled many entertainers of color to speak their minds on social media. They didn’t hold back.

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Twitter Eviscerates White Saviors, Magical POC and More #TiredMediaTropes

Robert Jones Jr. told Colorlines that he created #TiredMediaTropes in response to a recent episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

Twitter Suspends Several Alt-Right Accounts

The move comes the same day the social network announced new tools to combat harassment.

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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READ: Color of Change's Digital Activism Highlighted in New Profile

Wired features telling interviews with the racial justice organization’s leaders, including executive director Rashad Robinson, that dig into the importance of digital equity in today’s racial justice movements.

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New Report Confirms That Black Millennials Rule the Internet

A new Nielsen report says that Black millennials are closing digital literacy gaps, empowering social movements and promoting entrepreneurship—all while innovativing via digital media platforms.

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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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Meet the Newest Symbol of Hate: Pepe the Frog

The Anti-Defamation League says your favorite sad frog has been coopted by White supremacists.

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Twitter Permanently Bans Infamous Troller Milo Yiannopoulos for Anti-Leslie Jones Tweets

The Breitbart journalist insists the platform suspended him “without evidence of wrongdoing.”

Madonna's Prince Tribute Draws (Hilarious) Criticism

BET even took aim at Madonna’s tribute to the Purple One at the Billboard Music Awards. 

#StarringJohnCho Reimagines Hollywood Blockbusters With Asian-American Lead

The website and social media campaign places the “Better Luck Tomorrow” and “Selfie” star in posters for well-known films with White leads. 

Black Artists Pay Tribute To Prince

From Spike Lee’s block party to Erykah Badu’s lengthy Facebook tribute, see how some of your favorite musicians and artists honored The Purple One’s passing. 

Snapchat Harshes Users' Buzz With Bob Marley 420 Filter

Critics say the filter renders users in Blackface. What do you think?