Twitter Bans ‘Dehumanizing’ Posts Toward Religious Groups

The company has come under fire — along with other social media networks — for the prevalence of harassment and offensive language on its service.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter now prohibits hate speech that targets religious groups using dehumanizing language. The social network already bars hateful language directed at individual religious adherents. The change broadens that rule to forbid likening entire religious groups to subhumans or vermin. The company has come under fire — along with fellow social media networks such as Facebook and YouTube — for the prevalence of harassment and offensive language on its service. Twitter’s latest…

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