LGBTQ Harassment, Slurs Abound on Social Media, Report Says

Social media platforms including Facebook and TikTok are failing to stop hate and threats against LGBTQ users.

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FILE - The TikTok app logo appears in Tokyo, on Sept. 28, 2020. A new report says social media platforms like Facebook and TikTok are failing to stop hate and threats against LGBTQ users. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Social media platforms including Facebook and TikTok are failing to stop hate and threats against LGBTQ users, a report issued Wednesday from advocacy group GLAAD found. Those are some of the internet’s most vulnerable users, with a majority of LGBTQ people saying they’ve faced menacing posts or comments when they’re scrolling through social media. But it’s unclear how social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube are handling those…

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