LGBTQ organisation GLAAD has published its second annual ‘social media safety index’, analysing how well the various platforms score for LGBTQ safety, privacy and expression. Spoiler: none of them do that well in the report’s percentage ratings, with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok all scoring less than 50%.

“The hate and harassment, as well as misinformation and flat-out lies about LGBTQ people, that go viral on social media are creating real-world dangers, from legislation that harms our community to the recent threats of violence at Pride gatherings,” said president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

GLAAD has plenty of suggestions as to how the social media services can do better: training moderators and being more transparent about how they moderate; dialling down recommendations of harmful and hateful content; and strengthening community guidelines and data privacy policies.

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