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Are social media firms doing enough to protect LGBTQ+ users?

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Major social media companies are not doing enough to protect LGBTQ+ users from abuse and harassment on their platforms, an analysis by U.S.

rights group GLAAD has found. The index analysed five leading platforms – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok – all of which were ranked as having “inadequate” measures to support and protect LGBTQ+ users.

Each scored less than 50 out of 100. “Social media platforms and companies are prioritizing profit over LGBTQ safety and lives,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, the president of GLAAD, in an introduction to the 2022 Social Media Safety Index.

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