Facebook Teaming With GLAAD To Fight Anti-gay Bullying

Facebook is teaming up with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to prevent anti-gay bullying activities on the site.

The partnership comes after GLAAD asked Facebook to remove a Facebook RIP page created to honour the victims of anti-gay bullying that had committed suicide.

The page had been formed to make people aware of the consequences of anti-gay bullying, was soon filled with hate speeches and derogatory remarks about the gay and lesbian community.

Facebook said that the company had installed new measures on the website that would help it to quickly locate and remove any hateful comments and speeches made against the gay community.

Posting hateful comments against any particular group of people is banned on the platform as per the Terms of Service. However, such occurrences of anti-gay bullying are still commonplace.

Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes, said in a statement: “Educating people about the lasting and damaging impacts of ignorant and hateful comments is a responsibility shared by parents, educators, organisations like GLAAD, and services like Facebook. We take our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities very seriously.”

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