We’re honored that the New York Times has written an editorial today in support of our (successful!) efforts to address gender-based hate speech on Facebook. A brief excerpt:
In some cases, the company took down page after users complained, but other users later reposted the same content. Earlier this week, the company acknowledged that it did not always remove hateful content aimed at women “as effectively as we would like.” It said it would review and update its guidelines after consulting with lawyers and representatives from community groups. The company also plans to update its training for employees responsible for reviewing posts that receive complaints. While these steps are helpful, Facebook should have acted right away when users first complained about the sexist content, as it does with other hate speech targeting, say, religious groups.
Read the whole thing here.