SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) — Tech conferences happen almost daily in this elegant Baghdad by the Bay — as the city is also fondly known — and its sleeker, shinier Silicon Valley sister to the south.

But a conference held here this week veered from the usual “move fast and break things” motto of the tech industry to what might be called an effort to “slow down and fix things.”

That effort, an initiative called the Center for Technology and Society, will combine anti-bias activists and leaders from Facebook, Twitter and other heavy hitters of high-tech to fight hate speech online.

“Too often,

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