Online Hate Speech is Pervasive. Here’s How to Start Combating it.

http://leadershipconferenceedfund.org/blog/combat-online-hate-speech/

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Patrick McNeil

After a presidential campaign notable for its demonization of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities – and now under a presidency that is continuing that dangerous trend – some people are feeling more validated and emboldened than ever. On public forums like Twitter, there’s been an uptick of harassment and threats (see here and here, for example) from racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-Muslim individuals. And some of their victims have felt they have no choice but to quit the platforms and silence themselves….hatespeech

Police officer suspended after driving with Confederate flag — WFLA

TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP) — A northern Michigan police officer has been suspended with pay after he was seen off-duty driving a pickup truck bearing a Confederate flag around a group protesting Republican Donald Trump’s election as president. Officer Michael Peters’ suspension was announced Sunday by Traverse City police Chief Jeff O’Brien, who earlier said…

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