Sexism And Social Media

Sexism And Social Media

Facebook has pledged to review its content policies, after a social media campaign highlighted misogynistic content on the network.

Many social media companies maintain strict rules prohibiting hate speech among their users. But feminists have long complained that Facebook moderators turn a blind eye to content that glorifies violence against women. So a coalition of tech-savvy activists devised a social media campaign to pressure the site by targeting its advertisers. Last week Facebook pledged to review its policies and update training. Kojo talks with Laura Bates from the Everyday Sexism Project.

Guests

Laura Bates

The Everyday Sexism Project

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