Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Google Plus Is Apparently Pretty Popular — With Nazis

Ali Breland, the Hill:

Many groups espousing racist rhetoric and hate speech were kicked off Facebook and Twitter after violence erupted at the “Unite the Right” rally last summer in Charlottesville, Va., where a woman was killed by a car that was driven into a crowd of protesters.

While such voices have been kicked off Facebook and Twitter, they have not been purged from Google Plus.

Anthony Cuthbertson, the Independent:

A Google spokesperson told The Independent: “We have clear policies against violent content as well as content from known terrorist organisations and when we find violations, we take swift action.”

They added: “We have a team dedicated to keeping violent content and hate speech off our platforms, including Google+. And while we recognise we have more to do, we’re committed to getting this right.”

At this point, I’m surprised Google would keep investing in moderation rather than simply shuttering Google Plus.