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Google, Apple, Twitter, Samsung, and WhatsApp replace the gun emoji with a water pistol

Google is updating its gun emoji to replace the image of a handgun with that of an orange and yellow water pistol in the hopes of de-emphasizing violence in our communications.

Germany begins to enforce new social media hate speech law

Last year, Germany passed a sweeping anti-hate speech law requiring websites to promptly investigate reports of posts illegal under German law and delete them.

Grindr updates its app to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary users

In an announcement timed to mark the end of Transgender Awareness Week, Grindr said changes will include new profile fields for gender identity and the use of gender-neutral language throughout its app and website.

Mark Zuckerberg’s massive share sales will support prison reform and other progressive causes

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced last week that he would sell up to 75 million shares -- worth around $12 billion at current market value -- in the next 18 months to fund his private investment company, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Facebook selects 100% renewable energy option for headquarters

Facebook has switched all electric accounts at its Menlo Park headquarters to Peninsula Clean Energy's ECO100 option

Social media giants making progress on illegal hate speech takedowns in Europe

The European Commission is trumpeting what it dubs œsignificant progress on illegal hate speech takedowns by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft vs their performance six months prior.

Mark Zuckerberg supports universal basic income

A country that has universal basic income guarantees every person a set minimum income regardless of criteria - age, wealth, job status, hometown, family size, etc.