Popular social media app Twitter has updated its hate-speech rules by banning posts that dehumanise religious groups with demeaning names.

This policy had resulted in account suspensions of users spreading stereotypes about religious groups, such as claiming all adherents were terrorists. The use of images that might stir up hatred is also prohibited and the ban will later be extended to cover more groups over time.

Tech companies have struggled to find a balance between free expression an...

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