Social media platform LGBTQ discrimination

May 2021
Updated: December 2021

A new 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
Country: USA
Sector: Technology
Purpose: Moderate content
Technology: Content recommendation system
Issue: Bias/discrimination - LGBTQ; Safety; Mis/disinformation
Opacity: Black box