In case you missed it, Facebook and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has teamed up to combat hate speech and cyber-bullying against the LGBT community.
Honestly, with the technological power that Facebook has, I wonder why we had to wait until now to address the cyber-bullying issue. Earlier this year, I wrote about Formspring.me, an anonymous question posting site, which resulted in a cookie-cutter response from the Director of Communications at the company.
Cyber-bullying and hate speech also filled the pages of "The Bible Is Against Homosexuality" Facebook Fan Page, which has been removed at least twice that I am aware of due to its hateful dialogue. You can read my post about them here.
I'm an avid fan of social media and its power to communicate messages to a broader audience and to connect like-minded individuals from across the world. Never before have we had the tools to communicate our messages so quickly and across so many platforms. You used to have to wait for the newspaper to be printed to find out the big stories from yesterday but now you just need to log-in to Facebook to see what your friends are sharing or scan your Twitter feed. I really hate to see people abusing these incredible communication tools - let's work together to stop it!
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