This morning on NPR I heard a story about sensitivity readers who pre-read books from a specific cultural perspective to help authors avoid hurting the sensitivities of members of that specific culture. I was wondering if there is a similar process for vetting cultural sensitivities on websites, much like there are standards for accessibility?
There most definitely is, especially when you get into sites for public figures - like politicians. They often hire PR firms for this type of service and advice.
However, it would be very difficult if not impossible on many websites. The web is growing to be more dynamic and social then ever, maintaining a "sensitivity" awareness in this environment (outside of basic reporting/moderation) would be very challenging.
If you ever read a comment section of a web page, it is very clear that more often than not, the internet is a cruel, insensitive place.