Twitter CEO Apologizes for Allowing White Supremacist Ad

first_img The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Next Article The company, which has also been under criticism for not doing enough to thwart cyber bullying, said on Tuesday that it would upgrade some features to curb abusive behavior. Add to Queue November 18, 2016 1 min read Twitter’s Chief Executive Jack Dorsey apologized on Thursday after the microblogging service let through an ad promoting a white supremacist group.”We made a mistake here and we apologize. Our automated system allowed an ad promoting hate. Against our policy. We did a retro and fixed,” Dorsey tweeted. The ad titled “‘New Article: The United States Was Founded as a White People’s Republic’ on NEW ORDER website” showed eight white children in a field. It was tweeted from an account with the handle “@NEW_ORDER_1488”.  Twitter had suspended several accounts linked to the alt-right movement, USA Today reported on Wednesday.The company, which has also been under criticism for not doing enough to thwart cyber bullying, said on Tuesday that it would upgrade some features to curb abusive behavior.Twitter’s advertising policy prevents advertisers from promoting certain sensitive topics including hate speech or discrimination against race, ethnicity, color, religion and sexual orientation.(Reporting by Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva) Twitter CEO Apologizes for Allowing White Supremacist Ad Reuters –shares Twitter Image credit: rvlsoft | Shutterstock 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List This story originally appeared on Reuters Apply Now »last_img

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