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One of the most famous cases so far is white nationalist Christopher Cantwell, who the New York Times reported was arrested for illegal use of tear gas during a white supremacist march.Cantwell previously lauded violence and the idea of creating an “ethno-state” during an interview with Vice.Bumble’s Twitter account issued a similar response to critics: “We support freedom of speech, but will never condone hate.”This isn’t Bumble’s first brush with extremism.Slate reported the neo-Nazi website has encouraged users to harass Bumble’s staff to protest the company’s outspoken stance on empowering women.Since Charlottesville, the dating app Bumble also followed up statement of their own, announcing a partnership with the Anti-Defamation League to combat hate speech.Bumble vowed to identify and ban hate symbols and racial slurs on their platform.It was really cool to watch such a diverse group of talent, and to listen to their amazing stories.Some of the tales were humorous and cute, and others were simply heart wrenching and brought us all to tears.
One woman did a rendition of “I will always love you” that had everyone in tears and off their seats giving a standing ovation!To make matters worse, many dating apps allow users to filter their searches by race and body type, a widely criticized feature.But at least these recent steps to ban white supremacists will help weed out dangerous extremists.Women and queer people of color are routinely harassed on popular dating apps, especially women of color.A study from Consumers' Research found with 39 percent of Tinder users and 38 percent of Ok Cupid users said they were harassed through the app.
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