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Anti-Semitic merchandise persists on Pinterest, despite restrictions

10/08/2021

Entering the anti-Semitic term “6mwe” into Pinterest’s search box won’t yield any results but will offer an admonishment: “Pinterest isn’t a place for hateful images, content or activities. Learn more about our policies.” But searching through Pinterest’s site from Google for the term “6mwe hoodie”...
Entering the anti-Semitic term “6mwe” into Pinterest’s search box won’t yield any results but will offer an admonishment: “Pinterest isn’t a place for hateful images, content or activities. Learn more about our policies.” But searching through Pinterest’s site from Google for the term “6mwe hoodie” easily produces dozens of pins for content that clearly violates Pinterest’s restrictions on “hate-based conspiracy theories and misinformation, like Holocaust denial,” content the platform says it has limited or removed. This backdoor to restricted content on Pinterest raises questions about the efficacy of the platform’s moderation strategy, which focuses on preventing people from finding certain…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Pinterest
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