You can do something about anti-religious hate speech you see online. Using the guide below, it’s fast and easy to report bigotry, defamation or hatemongering to Internet service providers and social media sites that are wittingly or unwittingly supporting cyberhate. Use this service well and tell others to use it.
Along with “Best Practices for Challenging Cyberhate” guidelines, this reporting system was developed by the Anti-Defamation League in 2014, in consultation with Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube, to increase response and responsibility by service providers and social media sites.
“Visitors may post...so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory…”
Content that is “racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive, hateful or abusive” is prohibited on their Web site and related software.
Content that is “harmful to minors, threatening, harassing, abusive, defamatory, slanderous...” is prohibited.
Violations should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[It is a violation of the AUP to] undertake or accomplish any unlawful purpose. This includes, but is not limited to, posting, storing, transmitting or disseminating information, data or material which is libelous, obscene, unlawful, threatening or defamatory, or which infringes the intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or which in any way constitutes or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, or otherwise violate any local, state, federal, or non-U.S. law, order, or regulation;
“libelous, obscene, unlawful, threatening or defamatory” materials are prohibited from being posted, stored, transmitted or disseminated by customers
“[c]ontent that promotes or glorifies hatred, violence, racial, or religious intolerance” is prohibited.
Hate speech is prohibited in posts and is defined as “offensive or inciting language in reference to groups, such as nationalities, religions, creeds, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical appearance or features, other matters of such fundamental nature.”
“We don't tolerate threats of physical harm using any method including by email or on our public message.”
Hate speech is prohibited and defined as content that “attack[s] people based on their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or disease.” 2
“Facebook does not tolerate bullying or harassment” and “take[s] action on all reports of abusive behavior directed at private individuals ...”
Facebook links to resources on safety, anti-LGBT bullying, etc.
Report a Violation of the Facebook Terms
How to Report Things
Several of GoDaddy's services prohibit the promotion of hate crimes while other services explicitly prohibit hate-related content on Web sites.3
Hate speech is prohibited and defined as “the promotion of hatred toward groups of people based on their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity.”
“Google Play should not contain materials that threaten, harass or bully other users.”
Content that is hateful is prohibited; no definition provided.
“You must not defame, stalk, bully, abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate people or entities.”
“If we receive valid complaints about your conduct, we’ll send a warning or disable your account.”
Hate speech is prohibited and defined as “acts like attacking people because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political or religious affiliations, or medical or physical condition.”
“It is not okay to use LinkedIn’s services to harass, abuse, or send other unwelcomed communications to people.”
Content that is hateful or racially or ethnically offensive is prohibited. No definition is provided.
Users must agree to not post content that “contains any information or content we deem to be hateful, violent, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, threatening, profane, or otherwise objectionable.”
“You agree not to use any obscene, indecent, or offensive language or to provide to or post on or through the Website any graphics, text, photographs, images,”
“You understand and acknowledge that by using Topix, you may be exposed to content that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable.”
“Malicious bigotry” is prohibited and defined as content that “actively promote[s] violence or extreme hatred against individuals or groups, on the basis of race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation.”
Tumblr instructs its users: “Don't bully minors, even if you are one.”
Twitter's “Twitter Rules” only cover “violence and threats.”
“[v]ideos that incite hatred; include defamatory or discriminatory speech; or depict unlawful acts or extreme violence” are prohibited.
“We insist that while you are on Vimeo you respect the people you encounter, as well as their videos...if you cannot conduct yourself in a respectful manner, you will be banished forever.”
You agree to not use the Yahoo! Services to: a. upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable.
Yahoo! is committed to providing a safe mobile web experience for all users and, accordingly, complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Hate speech is prohibited and defined as “content that promotes hatred against members of a protected group.” 4
YouTube advises users to block people who are being rude or remove their comments, if possible. However, YouTube will investigate if “it has crossed the line from rude comments to truly harassing comments”.
Tips for confronting hate speech on YouTube from the Anti-Defamation League.
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