Monday, April 05, 2021

HATE IN AMERICA - Crackdown on Hate

"Crackdown on online hate speech pushes extremists to other platformsPBS NewsHour 4/3/2021


SUMMARY:  In a Congressional hearing last week the heads of Facebook and Twitter said they're taking measures to slow the spread of hate speech and conspiracies on their sites in the wake of the Jan 6 insurrectionBut a crackdown on mainstream platforms is pushing extremists onto less monitored forums.  Simon Ostrovsky reports as part of our series, “Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and Extremism."



"‘Hate is learned’: Tracing the history of anti-Asian violence in AmericaPBS NewsHour 4/4/2021


SUMMARY:  The rise in anti-Asian attacks has prompted the Biden administration to expand an initiative aimed at combating anti-Asian bias and violence.  But for many Asian Americans, the recent violence also highlights a long history of feeling invisible.  Mike Cerre reports from San Francisco as part of our series “Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and Extremism.A warning: some images may be disturbing.

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