Saturday, May 8, 2021

Tag: hate speech

Can Big Tech really be regulated?

Hate speech and misinformation has multiplied and been weaponized -- but that may be changing.

The cops, cannabis, tracking landlords — and are we just done with Zuckerberg?

Plus: a new committee on African American reparations. That's The Agenda for Nov. 30 to Dec. 6

The problem with ‘centrists’

The resignation of New York Times columnist Bari Weiss is all over the news, and the right-wingosphere is using it to push the demonstrably false narrative that major news...

Petition seeks to get Facebook CEO name off SF General Hospital

Much of the progressive world right now is pushing an ad boycott of Facebook. The platform has been a key factor in the rise of hate speech and the...

A Drag Queen Story Hour star and activist publishes her own kids’ book

For the majority of Americans, drag queens are performers they catch every Friday night on RuPaul’s Drag Race or at their local gay bar (pre-pandemic). For former San Francisco performer...

Interrupting racial profiling in San Francisco

You’re waiting for a friend outside her apartment building. Or double checking the security camera in front of your business. Or distributing door hangers that encourage voters to get to the...

Campaign trail: Alioto, Breed seek GOP support …

Angela Alioto’s surprising announcement that she wants to radically weaken the city’s Sanctuary ordinance has already cost her political support. Mark Leno announced Friday that he was rescinding his endorsement...

When hate speech became a movement

Just over a year ago Microsoft introduced Tay, an AI chatbot that was designed to learn from and replicate online chatter. Tay, according to Business Insider, “responds to users'...

Sup. Ahsha Safa√≠ introduces resolution against Trump’s so-called Muslim Ban¬†

District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safai announced his intention to introduce a resolution opposing President Trump's Muslim ban at Tuesday's board meeting. Safai's resolution is backed by Mayor Ed Lee and comes at...

Nasty, misogynistic vandals hit Ronen campaign office

Unknown vandals defaced the door of District 9 supe candidate Hillary Ronen last night with an alarmingly misogynist message posted by an apparent supporter of her opponent, Josh Arce.   The...