Twitter moves to curb hate speech based on religion Jul 11, 2019 0 1033 12345 Washington: Twitter is moving to filter out inappropriate content based on religion as part of its effort to curb hate speech.In a policy update on Tuesday, Twitter said it would take down “dehumanising language” that targets specific religious groups. Examples shown by Twitter that would be removed would be description of a members of a religion as “disgusting” or “filthy animals.” “After months of conversations and feedback from the public, external experts and our own teams, we’re expanding our rules against hateful conduct to include language that dehumanizes others on the basis of religion,” the Twitter safety team wrote.“Starting today, we will require tweets like these to be removed from Twitter when they’re reported to us.” Tweets that break this rule sent before the update will need to be deleted, but will not result in account suspensions, according to the company. (AFP) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES UK ambassador to US quits over Trump row Jul 11, 2019 0 876 Merkel ‘well’ despite third trembling bout Jul 11, 2019 0 188 Need quick medical advice in Britain? Ask Amazon’s Alexa Jul 11, 2019 0 167 24 killed in Papua New Guinea tribal massacres AFP Port Moresby At least 24 people, including two pregnant women and their unborn children, were killed in a three-day spasm of tribal violence in Papua New Guinea’s lawless highlands, prompting the prime minister on .. 'Plan Bee' gets Indian elephants to buzz off railways New Delhi, July 10, 2019 (AFP) -Indian Railways have come up with a novel way of getting elephants to buzz off from train tracks: speakers that play the sound of bees to scare the jumbos away. Almost 70 elephants were killed .. ‘Plan Bee’ gets Indian elephants to buzz off railway tracks New DelhicCase:> Indian Railways have come up with a novel way of getting elephants to buzz off from train tracks: speakers that play the sound of bees to scare the jumbos away. Almost 70 elephants were killed by trains .. 22 envoys condemn China’s treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang Geneva: More than 20 countries have written to top United Nations human rights officials condemning China’s treatment of Uighur and other minorities in the western Xinjiang region, in a letter released on Wednesday. UN .. First Filipino ‘suicide bomber’ behind last month’s attack: Manila Manila: Philippine security forces confirmed on Wednesday the first Filipino “suicide bomber” attack in the country, warning militants were grooming other local prospects. Norman Lasuca and one other yet to be .. Sri Lanka negotiating new military deal with the US, says PM Colombo: Sri Lanka is negotiating a fresh military cooperation deal with the United States, its Prime Minister announced in parliament on Wednesday, even as the country’s president vowed to veto any agreement. Ranil .. Media watchdog slams Pakistan curbs on TV broadcasters Islamabad: A global media watchdog has slammed Pakistani authorities over the removal of three television channels from the airwaves, saying the move was “indicative of disturbing dictatorial tendencies” as .. US-UK bond stronger than one individual, says US State Dept WASHINGTON: The United States and the United Kingdom have a “special relationship” that is bigger than any one person, the State Department said on Wednesday following the British ambassador’s resignation after ..