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Twitter allowed ads targeting neo-Nazis, other hate groups – Source CNET Internet News


Twitter’s ad tool reportedly allowed advertisers to target users interested in neo-Nazis and other hate groups.

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Twitter, under mounting criticism it’s not doing enough to purge its platform of hate speech, is apologizing for an apparent gap in its rules that allowed advertisements to target neo-Nazis and other hate groups on the platform.

Twitter already has a policy that bars hateful conduct, including promoting violence or directly attacking people based on race, religion, sexual orientation and other characteristics. But the BBC reported Wednesday it discovered a flaw in the platform that made it possible for ads to be directed to users who posted about or searched for words such…

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