Social media and social responsibility | Speech

Good afternoon everyone. I, as you are a student of the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and I have the honor of presenting for you today.

The subject matter I will be discussing is the growing dilemma of social media platforms and advertisements of promoted hate speech.

I welcome any questions you might have, but please have the patience to hold on to them until the very end of my presentation. I thank you in advance.

Although social media can function as a digital tool helping critical events, news, and occurrences gaining attention and allowing users to share content with the public

it can also be an easy passage for users to promote hate speech and the encouragement of violence. Violence connected with hate speech online has increased worldwide to a worrying degree.

Online utterances have been linked to brutality and crime towards groups and minorities including lynching, homicide, mass shootings, and even ethnic cleansing.

Because of this, different social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube have the CSR of filtering hate speech through their applications.

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