Facebook continues to censor black activists

By Thabi Myeni A few months ago, US based investigative journalism website, ProPublica leaked internal documents revealing Facebook’s guidelines for dealing with hate speech and abusive language for its moderators in training. These “guidelines” fall nothing short of racist, discriminatory and tone deaf. One example of such was a multiple-choice question asking the moderators-to-be, “Which …

New black social networking site set to prevent censorship of black voices

By BO Staff Writer Very few vocal and progressive black people can say they have never been censored on social networking sites for speaking in favour of blackness. Also, very few black people globally can say that they have never experienced racism online – thus triggering emotions such as anger, humiliation or general annoyance. The …