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|Meta's oversight board is reviewing the moderation of the Arabic word "shaheed", meaning "martyr" in English, the word associated with most content removals. Read more||WorldMeta||ProductExtremism|
|The Supreme Court is taking up Section 230 for two cases to be heard in February, involving social media's relationship to terrorist activity. Read more||US||RegulatoryExtremism|
|Meta's oversight board is announcing the removal of the Ukrainian far-right military group Azov Regiment from its list of dangerous individuals and organizations. Read more||WorldMeta||ProductExtremism|
|Google is developing a free moderation tool for terrorist material identification and removal for smaller platforms. Read more||WorldGoogle||ProductExtremism|
|Meta is launching HMA, a new free tool helping platforms identify and remove violating content. Read more or even more||WorldMeta||ProductExtremism|
|Singapore is introducing a bill into Parliament to fight egregious and harmful online content. Read more||Singapore||RegulatoryAdultChild SafetyExtremismSelf-harm|
|YouTube is announcing updated content moderation policies to prohibit violent extremist content. Read more||WorldYouTube||ProductExtremism|
|California is requiring platforms to report how they moderate hate speech, extremism, harassment and other objectionable behaviors. Read more||US||RegulatoryExtremismHarassmentHate|
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