Twitter Has A Harassment Problem In India, And Targets Say The Company Isn’t Doing Much To Fix It
In Twitter’s fastest-growing market, abusive hashtags trend in the top-five spot for hours, local language harassment is common, and victims describe Twitter's response to these incidents as "apathetic."
Yet Another Congressman Removes Controversial Painting From Capitol Walls
The painting depicting police as pigs was restored for a second time on Tuesday, but congressional Republicans say they hope to permanently remove it from the US Capitol. The Congressional Black Caucus is promising to fight for the young artist's freedom of speech.
Ted Cruz Is Picking A Big Fight Over The Internet, And Top Republicans Are Backing Him
The former presidential hopeful and more than two dozen allies in Congress want the US to retain oversight of the Web's domain name system, but experts say that would embolden Russia and other authoritarian governments.
"A Honeypot For Assholes": Inside Twitter’s 10-Year Failure To Stop Harassment
For nearly its entire existence, Twitter has not just tolerated abuse and hate speech — it’s virtually been optimized to accommodate it. With public backlash at an all-time high and growth stagnating, what is the platform that declared itself “the free speech wing of the free speech party” to do? BuzzFeed News talks to the people who’ve been trying to figure this out for a decade.
This Is The Woman Who Organized The Muhammad Cartoon Drawing Contest In Texas
Pamela Geller, a conservative blogger and founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, opposed the Ground Zero mosque, paid for anti-Islam ads on public transportation, and has written the book Stop the Islamization of America.