Sunday, May 26, 2024

GLAAD gives failing grades to major social media platforms


GLAAD, the LGBTQ advocacy organisation, released its fourth Social Media Safety Index report for the third consecutive year, with TikTok, YouTube, X/Twitter and Meta’s Facebook, Instagram and Threads.

The report shows that major social media platforms failing to keep LGBTQ people safe online. Three social media platforms improved since last year while others have fallen further down the rankings:

  • TikTok: D+ 67 per cent (+10 points from 2023)
  • Facebook: F 58 (-3)
  • Instagram: F 58 (-5)
  • YouTube: F 58 (+4)
  • Threads: F 51 (new rating)
  • Twitter: F 41 (+8 points)

Despite being eight points better off than in 2023, Elon Musk’s X still scored the worst out of all the major platforms.

Commenting on the findings of the report, GLAAD president and chief executive, Sarah Kate Ellis, said: “Leaders of social media companies are failing at their responsibility to make safe products. When it comes to anti-LGBTQ hate and disinformation, the industry is dangerously lacking on enforcement of current policies.

“There is a direct relationship between online harms and the hundreds of anti-LGBTQ legislative attacks, rising rates of real-world anti-LGBTQ violence and threats of violence, that social media platforms are responsible for and should act with urgency to address.”

Check the report here.

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