While Facebook professes a commitment to stopping hate, harassment and discrimination, the social media behemoth's reporting policies and human moderators often punish users of color who speak out against racism or justifiably criticize white people.
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Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black ChildrenFacebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children
Internal Facebook documents recently reviewed by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom, reveal that the social media behemoth's censors often condone hate speech by white men but punish racialized minorities and activist groups for legitimate political expression.
A community empowers us to become champions for one anotherA community empowers us to become champions for one another
"When we live connected to a community, we are more likely to become champions for one another, not just for ourselves," writes Sarah van Gelder, the co-founder and editor at large of YES! Magazine.