Flu Season Approaches Once Again, Facebook’s Hate Speech Policy

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In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot in Atlanta. On Friday, June 8, 2018, health officials said the flu killed more children in the past year that during any other regular flu season in recent history. (AP Photo/David Goldman) 

Many social media sites have established hate speech policies, like Facebook’s which permits white nationalism and white separatism but not white supremacy. We talk with an expert about what these distinctions really mean on the network and what that could look like if it changed. We also learn about how to best prepare for the upcoming flu season.

Featured in this Show

  • How Bad Will The Flu Be This Season?

    It’s almost flu season again. We take a look at how bad the flu could get this year, and when and where to get your shot.

  • A Look At Facebook's Hate Speech Policy

    Under Facebook’s current hate speech policy, white supremacy is not permitted. But white nationalism and white separatism are. We talk about why Facebook makes this distinction, and what it could look like if the policy changes.

Episode Credits

  • John Munson Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Dr. James Conway Guest
  • Jason Koebler Guest

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