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Twitter Japan is Not a Safe Space for Minority Users | Global Voices

The absence of measures to control online hate speech discourages freedom of expression among ethnic minorities in Japan, especially resident Koreans, according to a series of reports published by Kanagawa Shimbun, a regional newspaper. The report details how online hate speech makes non-Japanese residents in the country uncomfortable online.

While various city, regional and national efforts have been made to address hate speech, Twitter Japan has been slow to respond, prompting demonstrators to gather on September 8 in front of Twitter’s head office in Japan, asking for stronger measures against hate speech on the popular social media platform.

Kanagawa Shimbun, which serves the city of Yokohama and the rest of Kanagawa, Japan’s second-most populated prefecture beside neighboring Tokyo, has been covering community efforts to fight against hate speech in the city of Kawasaki, which promotes multiculturalism with foreign residents accounting for 2% of its population.

Source: Twitter Japan is Not a Safe Space for Minority Users · Global Voices

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