Facebook guidelines allow for users to call for death of public figures | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook’s bullying and harassment policy explicitly allows for “public figures” to be targeted in ways otherwise banned on the site, including “calls for [their] death”, according to a tranche of internal moderator guidelines leaked to the Guardian. Public figures are defined by Facebook to include people whose claim to fame Continue Reading

Caroline Flack film explores media’s role in TV star’s death | Caroline Flack- Tempemail

The media has failed to learn the lessons of Caroline Flack’s death and must take responsibility for coverage of public figures struggling with mental health problems, the presenter’s mother has said. Speaking before the release of a Channel 4 documentary that seeks to present a more nuanced portrait of her Continue Reading

TikTok urged to take action over Myanmar death threat videos | Myanmar- Tempemail

TikTok has been urged to take action over a flood of videos shared in Myanmar that feature men in military uniform threatening to kill anti-coup protesters, at times while brandishing weapons. Myanmar’s police and army have been widely condemned for using lethal force against peaceful protesters who have held mass Continue Reading

Piers Morgan says police are ‘seriously’ investigating death threats he received on social media- Tempemail

The Good Morning Britain presenter and former News of the World editor shared a screenshot of his notifications on Instagram, which included threats and abuse from members of the public. One social media user had described Morgan as a “marked man” and said he would be “killed”. Writing on Twitter Continue Reading

One year on from Caroline Flack’s death, are we still ‘being kind’?- Tempemail

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” This was the message posted by Caroline Flack on Instagram in December 2019. She died by suicide, one year ago today. The message – and resulting hashtag, #BeKind – was swiftly shared across social media in an outpouring of sympathy Continue Reading

Steve Bruce reveals he has received online death threats | Steve Bruce- Tempemail

Steve Bruce has revealed he has received online death threats and has called on social media companies to crack down on “vile and obscene” behaviour. The Newcastle manager’s comments came on the day English football’s leaders wrote an open letter to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey demanding they Continue Reading

Japan ‘Twitter killer’ sentenced to death for serial murders Twitter People murders most Social Media- Tempemail

A Japanese court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death for killing and dismembering nine people, most of whom had posted suicidal thoughts on social media, in a case that shocked the country. The Tachikawa branch of the Tokyo District Court found Takahiro Shiraishi, known as the “Twitter killer,” guilty Continue Reading

Japan’s ‘Twitter killer’ sentenced to death | Japan- Tempemail

A court in Japan has sentenced to death a man dubbed the “Twitter killer” for the 2017 murders of nine people whom he befriended online after they had expressed suicidal thoughts Takahiro Shiraishi, 30, admitted strangling and dismembering his victims, eight of whom were women, over the course of three Continue Reading

Death on eve of Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day sparks fury Two City Carrefour Black Brazil- Tempemail

A Black man died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on the eve of Friday’s Black Consciousness Day observations, sparking outrage as videos of the incident circulated on social media. A short clip showed one guard restraining João Alberto Silveira Freitas just Continue Reading