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Facebook Now Reportedly ‘Reviewing’ Its Distinction Between White Nationalism and White Supremacy Facebook Now Reportedly ‘Reviewing’ Its Distinction Between White Nationalism and White Supremacy

Facebook’s internal policies allow users to advocate for white nationalism, but not white supremacy. What’s the difference? Facebook seems to believe that’s up for debate. But Facebook is reportedly reviewing its policies on white supremacy after outcry from civil rights groups.

Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Here at Gizmodo, we’ve just wrapped up Feud Week: A series on personality and business clashes in the tech world, scientific disputes, and whether or not to shoot Bigfoot. (I say let the big guy do his thing, unless it turns out it’s kidnapping people with mind-waves to make more Bigfoots.) Some have said that a Nice…

Marvel's Making One of Its Most Racially-Problematic Characters Even More Complicated Marvel's Making One of Its Most Racially-Problematic Characters Even More Complicated

Psylocke is one of Marvel Comics’ most instantly-recognizable characters across a variety of media, in large part because of the character’s distinct aesthetic that artists have developed for her over the past 40 years or so. Now, though, the psychic hero is majorly reinventing herself for the first time in decades in…

Kelly Marie Tran Speaks Out Against Racist Star Wars Fans With Some Powerful Words Kelly Marie Tran Speaks Out Against Racist Star Wars Fans With Some Powerful Words

Earlier this year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran suddenly logged off the internet in what appeared to be in response to an outpouring of racist, sexist trolls who felt the need to voice their distaste for her existence within one of the most popular franchises in the world. Today, the actress…

Sorry Racist Nerds, But Starfire Is a Black Woman Sorry Racist Nerds, But Starfire Is a Black Woman

Soon after the first trailer for DC Universe’s upcoming Titans series dropped during San Diego Comic-Con, actress Anna Diop—who plays DC Comics character Starfire—shut down the bulk of her Instagram account in response to a wave of racist backlash and trolling from people unhappy with her casting.

Study: Future Teachers Are Already Biased Against Black Children Study: Future Teachers Are Already Biased Against Black Children

That black school children are treated more harshly than white children by teachers is no secret, as plenty of studies and painful anecdotes have repeatedly shown. But some recent research published in the journal Contemporary Educational Psychology suggests an even more discouraging reality: The incoming generation…

This Powerful ACLU Animated Series Will Prepare You for an Encounter With ICE Agents

Agents from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are routinely rounding up people suspected of being undocumented, often separating them from their children, and detaining them in what are essentially internment camps—all without due process. A new animated series wants to help make sure people have some…

People in Positions of Power Need to Help Shut Down Vitriolic Fan Behavior People in Positions of Power Need to Help Shut Down Vitriolic Fan Behavior

If you’ve spent literally any time on the internet interacting with fans of pretty much any genre franchise, like Ghostbusters, Star Trek, or Star Wars, then you know that what begins as an impassioned debate can quickly descend into hostile, vitriolic trolling.

Marvel's Editor-In-Chief Really Wishes We Could All Just Forget Him Pretending to Be Japanese Marvel's Editor-In-Chief Really Wishes We Could All Just Forget Him Pretending to Be Japanese

Before he became Marvel’s newest Editor-In-Chief, C.B. Cebulski, a white man, spent months writing as “Akira Yoshida” in order to circumvent Marvel’s company policy that barred staff employees from working in editorial.

Roseanne Blames Ambien for Her Racism, Then Deletes the Tweet [Updated] Roseanne Blames Ambien for Her Racism, Then Deletes the Tweet [Updated]

Roseanne Barr’s show was canceled yesterday after she tweeted a racist joke against a former advisor to President Obama. She even threatened to quit Twitter after the incident. But Barr is more active of the site than ever, retweeting supposed hypocrisy by Disney, and even partially blaming the sleep drug Ambien for…

Westworld Has to Acknowledge the Racist Appeal of Shōgun World Westworld Has to Acknowledge the Racist Appeal of Shōgun World

As the hosts in Delos’ luxury resorts continue with their plans for a mass robot uprising, Westworld is becoming a more expansive, complicated realm—especially with the introduction of Shōgun World, a new park styled to look and feel like feudal Japan. But it’s important to consider that, on quite a few levels, the…

White Supremacist Assault and Adultery Scandal Ends in Jilted Neo-Nazi Web Admin Deleting Site White Supremacist Assault and Adultery Scandal Ends in Jilted Neo-Nazi Web Admin Deleting Site

One of the most high-profile neo-Nazi groups in the country, the Traditionalist Worker Party, is completely disintegrating in the wake of a truly humiliating, somewhat incestuous sex scandal involving its founder and Charlottesville rally organizer Matthew Heimbach and his spokesperson and web administrator, David…

Snapchat, Instagram Pull Giphy Integration After Users Find Extremely Racist GIF Snapchat, Instagram Pull Giphy Integration After Users Find Extremely Racist GIF

Facebook subsidiary Instagram and stumbling competitor Snapchat have both disabled GIF-embedding service Giphy after an extremely racist image began spreading on the platform, TechCrunch reported.

Twitter Trolls Are Posting About Fake Assaults at Black Panther Screenings Twitter Trolls Are Posting About Fake Assaults at Black Panther Screenings

These trolls, clearly trying to ruin everyone else’s fun, have claimed to be moviegoers who were assaulted at Black Panther showings for trying to see the movie while being white.

Incognegro: Renaissance Author Mat Johnson Talks About Living a Black Life With Skin That Can Look White Incognegro: Renaissance Author Mat Johnson Talks About Living a Black Life With Skin That Can Look White

In Dark Horse’s Incognegro: Renaissance, Zane Pinchback—a young black journalist and New York transplant by way of Tupelo, Mississippi—finds himself smack dab in the middle of Harlem at the height of its Renaissance during the 1920s. Zane, like Incognegro: Renaissance creator Mat Johnson, is a black man with a light…

Jordan Peele Says He Will Seriously Consider a Sequel to Get Out Jordan Peele Says He Will Seriously Consider a Sequel to Get Out

Get Out is back in theaters thanks to its Academy Award nominations, but writer-director Jordan Peele is continuing to look toward the future. He recently discussed the possibility of a sequel.

Ram's Martin Luther King Jr. Ad Was Maybe Just Intolerable Brand Trolling After All Ram's Martin Luther King Jr. Ad Was Maybe Just Intolerable Brand Trolling After All

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream was explicitly not for everyone to drive around in expensive, gas-guzzling trucks, which should go without saying but everyone understandably felt the need to clarify to Ram and its parent company Chrysler after they aired a Super Bowl LII ad selectively quoting one of the…

Animated Short Your Black Friend Is All About the Racism of Silence Animated Short Your Black Friend Is All About the Racism of Silence

In Ben Passmore’s comic Your Black Friend, a black man sits in a cafe and watches as one white person diligently ignores the casual, anti-black racism of another. On some level, both of the white folks know that what they’re doing is wrong, but neither of them is willing to acknowledge it.

Netflix's CEO Believes Critics Trashed Bright Because They're Out of Touch Netflix's CEO Believes Critics Trashed Bright Because They're Out of Touch

There’s a cornucopia of things to dislike about Netflix’s orc cop movie Bright like the writing, the plot, and the way it literally uses demons as stand-ins for people of color to make a point about systemic racism. But from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ perspective, the only people who weren’t really here for the film…

Study Finds Crime-Predicting Algorithm Is No Smarter Than Online Poll Takers Study Finds Crime-Predicting Algorithm Is No Smarter Than Online Poll Takers

In a study published Wednesday, a pair of Dartmouth researchers found that a popular risk assessment algorithm was no better at predicting a criminal offender’s likelihood of reoffending than an internet survey of humans with little or no relevant experience.

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