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."
Kids Are Quoting Trump To Bully Their Classmates And Teachers Don’t Know What To Do About It
BuzzFeed News reviewed more than 50 reports of school bullying since the election and found that kids nationwide are using Trump’s words to taunt their classmates. If the president can say those things, why can’t they?
Bollywood Stars Don't Take Stands Like Meryl Streep Because Our Freedom Of Speech Is A Farce
India's biggest stars – Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, and more – actually have tried taking anti-establishment stands like Streep did at the Golden Globes. But, in India's increasingly restrictive political climate, it's never proven worth the time and losses.
Twitter Says This Behavior Doesn't Qualify As Abuse
According to Twitter's rules, "you may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease." Update: After media attention, the account in question has been taken down.