National Post (National Edition)
TECH GIANTS GET POOR MARKS OVER HARMFUL CONTENT
Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's YouTube failed to curb hate speech and misinformation last year as the U.S. struggled with widespread polarization about the presidential election and coronavirus, a study released on Monday showed.
Advertising agency IPG Mediabrands conducted an audit grading how the top social media platforms had progressed across 10 categories that encompass “media responsibility.”
The three social media giants all performed worse in stopping hate speech on their platforms in the second half of 2020 compared with the first, IPG Mediabrands said in a report on its updated audit. Facebook showed improvements in clamping down on false and misleading content. YouTube made no significant changes to its misinformation policies.