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LGBTQIA+ social media ‘happy spaces’ need further work

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A report by researchers from Western Sydney University explores how sexuality and gender-diverse young people used social media platforms during COVID-19. The researchers also made recommendations to ensure better support for LGBTQIA+ people online. The report found that homes were at times difficult spaces for LGBTQIA+ people during lockdown. However,  young people largely used this time …

facebook ban

Facebook this morning banned Australian news content. The action comes following Australian Government legislation that requires Google and Facebook to pay news publishers for content that appears in feeds. Following the Facebook ban, the QNews Facebook page became inaccessible, along with those of other Australian news publishers. Despite apparently finding it impossible to stop Flat-earthers …

Milo yiannopoulos hate speech facebook Australian visa banned individuals

Right-wing troll Milo Yiannopoulos banned from Facebook for hate speech. The social media giant designated a group of high-profile people as “dangerous” and removed them from Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram. “We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology,” Facebook said in a statement. “The process …

SIr Elton John

Sir Elton John has called for a boycott of social media platforms to pressure the companies into tackling homophobic hate speech online. Speaking to the BBC, Elton said companies “haven’t done anything to try to stem the flow of hate on the internet.” He said a boycott would make the social media giants “sit up” …