Social media platform LGBTQ discrimination
Occurred: May 2021
A study by LGBTQ activist group GLAAD has found that top social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube are 'categorically unsafe' for LGBTQ people.
The sites, GLAAD warns, allow LGBTQ people to be harassed regularly, and for harmful misinformation and disinformation about LGBTQ people to spread unchecked.
GLAAD and a team of outside experts spent several months looking at each site, their policies and track record of enforcing those policies.
Operator: Meta/Facebook; ByteDance/TikTok; Twitter
Developer: Meta/Facebook; ByteDance/TikTok; Twitter
Purpose: Moderate content
Technology: Recommendation algorithm
Issue: Bias/discrimination - LGBTQ; Safety; Mis/disinformation
Transparency: Black box
Published: December 2021
Last updated: June 2023