New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a new bill establishing a social media task force to monitor and report “hateful content” to the state.
“In the state of New York, we’re now requiring social media networks to monitor and report hateful content on their platforms,” she said.
“And now we’re going to continue focusing on this. We’re going to establish a task force on social media and violent extremism to investigate the role of social media in promoting domestic terror.”
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The bill includes increasing penalties on a person “who subjects a person to harassment” and anyone “who aids or incites” violence or harassment.
Following the tragic shooting in Buffalo last month, Hochul said that social media companies need to do better in combating hate speech. She focused her concern on white supremacy “and other hateful ideologies,” as the murderer in the Buffalo incident had posted a white supremacist manifesto.