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Speech Rule: Rights Groups

speech rule: It also bans hate speech on the basis of someone's race, gender and other categories, according to CTV. Tuesday's change broadens the hate speech rule to forbid likening entire religious groups to subhumans or vermin, without targeting a specific individual. The social network already bars hateful language directed at individual religious adherents. Twitter, along with You Tube and Facebook, has been under fire for the prevalence of harassment and hate on its service. The company says it may also ban similar language aimed at other groups such as those defined by gender, race and sexual orientation, but it has not done so yet, sparking criticism from civil rights groups. Twitter's latest update came after users wrote in thousands of responses when the company asked for suggestions on how to expand its hate speech policies. ( As reported in the news.