Aug 8, 2017
'Hate speech' tweets painted at Twitter HQ in protest
A German satirist who claims Twitter is failing to delete hate speech has captured the firm's attention offline - by stencilling the offending messages outside its Hamburg office. Shahak Shapira, who is Jewish, said he had reported 300 incidents of hate speech in six months, but Twitter had responded to just nine. "If Twitter forces me to see these things, then they'll have to see them too," the artist said in the video, posted on Monday. He said the nine responses he got from Twitter said the tweets did not violate the site's rules. Twitter's head of public policy for Europe, Karen White, told Reuters: "Over the past six months, we've introduced a host of new tools and features to improve Twitter for everyone. We've also improved the in-app reporting process for our users and we continue to review and iterate on our policies and their enforcement."
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