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Facebook removes massive QAnon group over hate and harassment claims

Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook just took down one of the larger targets in its crackdown on QAnon conspiracy theories. The social network told Reuters that it had removed Official Q/Qanon, a group with almost 200,000 members, after multiple posts reportedly violated policies against harassment, hate, and potentially harmful misinformation. The shutdown took …

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Twitch clarifies what its Safety Advisory Council will do

Sponsored Links Caspar Camille Rubin on Unsplash Twitch only unveiled its Safety Advisory Council days ago, but it left a few questions unanswered. What will the advisors do, exactly? The livestreaming service now hopes to elaborate. Company chief Emmett Shear has posted a clarification of just why the council exists. The mix of creators and …

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Recommended Reading: Facebook’s new content oversight board

Sponsored Links Justin Sullivan via Getty Images We are a new board overseeing Facebook. Here’s what we’ll decide. Catalina Botero-Marino, Jamal Greene, Michael W. McConnell and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, The New York Times Facebook announced the first members of its content oversight board this week, an independent body it pledged to form in November 2018. While …

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