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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey is sorry about the racist ad

In the struggle to keep the internet factually accurate and hate-free, social networking algorithms seem to just keep screwing up. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized today for a white supremacist ad that appeared on the service recently. The advertisement, which came from a Neo-Nazi group called New Order, slipped through Twitter’s automated ad-scheduling system, Dorsey … Continue reading “Twitter’s Jack Dorsey is sorry about the racist ad”

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In the struggle to keep the internet factually accurate and hate-free, social networking algorithms seem to just keep screwing up. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized today for a white supremacist ad that appeared on the service recently. The advertisement, which came from a Neo-Nazi group called New Order, slipped through Twitter’s automated ad-scheduling system, Dorsey said. 

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The unfortunate screw-up comes just as Twitter is busy cracking down on hate speech by banning so-called “alt-right” accounts. 

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