Things I hate hearing in the 1st week of a new NHL season: Pizzo

Things I hate hearing in the 1st week of a new NHL season: Pizzo

Clichés and hockey have gone hand-in-hand since the first faceoff. From players talking about having a “good bunch of guys in the room,” to coaches saying “our backs are against the wall,” they’re a dime a dozen. (See what I did there?) Clichés really seem to take on a whole new level in the first week of the […]

Google defends efforts to prevent hate speech, extremism online

Google defends efforts to prevent hate speech, extremism online

Google says it is working hard to eliminate hate speech from platforms like YouTube, using machine learning to catch problematic online content — sometimes before they’ve been seen by anybody. However, Colin McKay, head of government affairs and public policy for Google Canada, said today the Canadian government should make it clearer to big tech […]

Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones banned from Facebook, Instagram for hate speech

Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones banned from Facebook, Instagram for hate speech

Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company’s ban against hate and violence. The company said Thursday that it has also banned far-right figures Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Jones’ site, Infowars.  The latest bans apply to […]

Hate for William Nylander is misguided … and more in mailbag

Hate for William Nylander is misguided … and more in mailbag

QUESTION: What purpose does waivers serve? Why does it exist? Was it negotiated by the players or the league? Why do the Leafs seem to have so many players that need to clear it? Do other teams have this problem? Cheers, Randy ANSWER: Waivers exist so that NHL-calibre players actually play in the NHL and […]

Roseanne Barr in interview: ‘I made myself a hate magnet’

Roseanne Barr in interview: ‘I made myself a hate magnet’

By The Associated Press Sun., June 24, 2018 NEW YORK—In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of Roseanne. Barr recorded a podcast interview with her longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who on Sunday published an edited transcript and recording of […]

Wall joins NBA stars in war against hate

WASHINGTON—John Wall joined a growing chorus of NBA players who have expressed dismay stemming from the events last weekend in Charlottesville, Va. While hosting a back-to-school event at the Rosedale Community Center, the Wizards all-star point guard shared his thoughts on the state of the country in light of last weekend’s demonstration by white supremacists […]