CBS News: Twitter and other social media sites slipped on removing hate speech in 2022, EU review says

CBS News: Twitter and other social media sites slipped on removing hate speech in 2022, EU review says. Please note this study is from the spring, before Elon Musk. “The EU report, carried out over six weeks in the spring, found Twitter assessed just over half of the notifications it received about illegal hate speech within 24 hours, down from 82% in 2021. In comparison, the amount of flagged material Facebook reviewed within 24 hours fell to 64%, Instagram slipped to 56.9% and YouTube dipped to 83.3%. TikTok came in at 92%, the only company to improve.”

TechCrunch: Musk’s impact on content moderation at Twitter faces early test in Germany

TechCrunch: Musk’s impact on content moderation at Twitter faces early test in Germany. “A German law requiring social media platforms to promptly respond to reports of hate speech — and in some cases remove illegal speech within 24 hours of it being brought to their attention — looks like it will provide an early test for whether Elon Musk-owned Twitter will face meaningful legal consequences over how recklessly he’s operating the company.”

The Guardian: Twitter fails to delete 99% of racist tweets aimed at footballers in run-up to World Cup

The Guardian: Twitter fails to delete 99% of racist tweets aimed at footballers in run-up to World Cup. “New research shows the platform failed to act on 99 out of 100 racist tweets reported to it in the week before the World Cup…. Of those, 11 used the N-word to describe footballers, 25 used monkey or banana emojis directed at players, 13 called for players to be deported, and 25 attacked players by telling them to ‘go back to’ other countries. Thirteen tweets targeted footballers over their English skills.”

South China Morning Post: China to step up internet censorship with stricter rules for social media and streaming sites

South China Morning Post: China to step up internet censorship with stricter rules for social media and streaming sites. “Chinese social media and web video platforms must approve all news-related comments before they go online and step up training for censors to keep out ‘harmful’ content, according to new regulations taking effect on December 15.”

NBC News: FBI, DHS, and social media firms like Meta, TikTok aren’t adequately addressing threat of domestic extremists, Senate report says

NBC News: FBI, DHS, and social media firms like Meta, TikTok aren’t adequately addressing threat of domestic extremists, Senate report says. “An investigation by the Senate Homeland Security Committee alleges that the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and leading social media companies are not adequately addressing the growing threat of domestic terrorism, especially white supremacist and anti-government extremists.”

Mediaite: Twitter Flags Mediaite Post Critical of Elon Musk as ‘Potentially Spammy’

Mediaite: Twitter Flags Mediaite Post Critical of Elon Musk as ‘Potentially Spammy’. “Twitter deemed a Mediaite article that is critical of the company’s new owner Elon Musk as ‘potentially spammy’ on Friday night, and diverted users to a warning page when they click the post. The warning had been removed as of Saturday morning after multiple media outlets – including this one – reported on it.”