Social media platforms aren't doing enough to keep LGBTQ people safe, group says

Lifestyle July 14, 2022 Lifestyle
Social media platforms aren't doing enough to keep LGBTQ people safe, group says

From NBC News | NBC Out by Jo Yurcaba

For the second year in a row, the five largest social media platforms received failing grades on LGBTQ safety, according to a report from GLAAD, an LGBTQ media advocacy group.

GLAAD’s second annual Social Media Safety Index graded Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube on LGBTQ safety, privacy and expression using 12 LGBTQ-specific standards. GLAAD found that all five of the platforms scored below 50%.

The ADL report found that 68% of respondents said the harassment took place on Facebook, 26% on Instagram, 23% on Twitter, 20% on YouTube, and 14% on TikTok.

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