What You Need to Know About CCDH’s Latest Digital Hate Report
Recently, the Center for Countering Digital Hate, in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign, launched a new report finding Twitter and Facebook are failing to enforce Community Standards amid a spike in online Anti-LGBTQ+ hate triggered by Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay or Trans’ Bill.
- In the wake of the Bill, grooming slurs on Twitter surged by 406%.
- The 500 most-viewed hateful ‘grooming’ tweets were viewed an estimated 72 million times in total and received 399,260 likes and retweets.
- Within this smaller sample, tweets from just 10 people were viewed an estimated 48 million times, equivalent to 66% of the reach of the 500 most-viewed tweets.
- Twitter fails to enforce its stated Community Standards on anti-LGBTQ+ hate 99% of the time.
- Meta (Facebook) profited from 59 ads that promoted the “grooming” slur which received 2.1 million views.
- Platforms should hire, train and support moderators to remove hate and enforce Community Standards.
- Platforms must act on hashtags promoting LGBTQ+ hate and close user accounts that post LGBTQ+ hate on social media platforms.
- Platforms and regulators should ensure greater transparency of social media platforms on algorithms, advertising, and rules’ enforcement.
- Platforms should enforce Community Standards and where they repeatedly and unreasonably fail to do so, should be liable for harm caused as a result.
How you can help
- Sign our petition calling on social media companies to enforce their standards and stop the spread of LGBTQ+ hate.
- Share this with politicians and encourage them to support legislation to call for tech transparency and accountability.
- Support our work to continue researching and exposing hate and misinformation.