Social media platforms have been under pressure to reduce the spread of lies and misinformation.
WASHINGTON: When the Masjid Al-Kareem mosque in Providence, Rhode Island, received a threatening letter in November disrespecting and abusing Muslims, its members were frightened enough they asked for and got extra police protection. The 42-year-old mosque was far from alone. The letter it received was one of 2,213 anti-Muslim bias incidents in the United States last year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The report found a 57 percent increase in the number of…
NEW YORK: Facebook on Tuesday denied allegations that it scrubs its site of news articles by and about political conservatives, amid outrage over the claims.
CALIFORNIA: Facebook workers have often omitted conservative political stories from the website’s "trending" list, the technology news site Gizmodo said on Monday in a report that sparked widespread comment on social media.