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Facebook Investigated in Germany Over Hate Speech

Facebook has come under tremendous pressure in Germany to remove hate speech from its platform. In September, German Justice Minister Heiko Maas stated the German government is conducting a study…

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Facebook Moderators Wanted Hateful Trump Post Removed

Inside sources have told that Wall Street Journal that the Facebook moderation team wanted to remove a post by presidential candidate Donald Trump. However, leadership at Facebook, including CEO Mark…

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German Minister Sets March Deadline For Action Against Online Hate Speech

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has once again called for social media platforms to take a stronger stance against hate speech and terrorist propaganda. While he admitted that companies like…

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Germany Conducts Nationwide Raids Over Facebook Hate Speech

BKA, The German federal police force, has conducted raids across the country in order to combat hate speech on Facebook. Homes were raided in 14 of Germany’s 16 states, but…

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Hate Speech Laws Excuse for Russian Social Media Crackdown

The Associated Press (AP) reports an alarming rise in convictions under hate speech laws in Russia. Many commenters on social media are imprisoned for inciting hatred after criticizing Russian policy,…

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft Agree to Follow EU Hate Speech Rules

The European Commission announced a new code of conduct which is intended to combat hate speech online. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft have agreed to abide by the code. The…

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Facing Hate Speech Complaints in France

Three French activist organizations stated that they plan to file legal complaints against popular social media sites that they believe are in violation of the country’s hate speech laws. They…

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Facebook Launches Initiative Against Xenophobic Speech

Yesterday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandburg announced a new initiative to counter racist and xenophobic speech on social media. The Online Civil Courage Initiative(OCCI) is a partnership between Facebook, the Institute…