Facebook, Twitter lag behind smaller rivals in fight against harmful content

WASHINGTON: Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet’s YouTube made smaller strides than their social media rivals including TikTok and Reddit at battling harmful content such as hate speech and misinformation during the second half of 2020, a study released on Monday showed.

Advertising agency IPG Mediabrands released its “Media Responsibility Index”, examining how the top social media platforms performed in 10 areas including protecting children’s wellbeing, providing more transparency for advertisers and combating misinformation and disinformation.

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