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Letter to President Trump from Pittsburgh Jewish Leaders

President Trump: Yesterday, a gunman slaughtered 11 Americans during Shabbat morning services. We mourn with the victims’ families and pray for the wounded. Here in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, we express gratitude for the first responders and for the outpouring of support from our neighbors near and far. We are committed to healing as a community [...]

By |2018-11-12T11:57:17+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Neuroscience of Hate Speech

Do politicians’ words, the president’s especially, matter? Since he has been in office, President Trump has relentlessly demonized his political opponents as evil and belittled them as stupid. He has called undocumented immigrants animals. His rhetoric has been a powerful contributor to our climate of hate, which is amplified by the right-wing media and virulent [...]

By |2018-11-05T12:07:11+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Twitter Asks Users for Help to Crack Down on Hate Speech

Twitter on Tuesday reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanize people and set the stage for real-world violence. A policy change that Twitter has been working on for several months is intended to broaden hateful content restrictions at the service to include barring tweets dehumanizing people based on race, [...]

By |2018-09-28T10:42:05+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Facebook to remove content that incite violence, hate speech

In the backdrop of appeals by India to remove hate posts, world's largest social networking website Facebook today said it will remove content, block pages or even disable accounts of those users who upload contents that incite violence or perpetuate hate speech. Comprehending the gravity, Facebook's stern warning to its users comes in the wake [...]