A Hub-based civil rights group is blasting Facebook and Twitter for facilitating hate speech and bullying - particularly online attacks against minorities..
Top Italian official says Facebook must do more against hate speech
- Facebook must do much more to stamp out hate speech on its site, the president of Italy's lower house of parliament said, warning that rising abuse on various social media was being fueled by fake news.
Laura Boldrini, herself often the focus of sexist insults and online threats, complained to Facebook managers in November about hate speech on the social network and put forward several proposals on ways to deal with the problem.
She said she would write an open letter to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week reiterating her call for a more effective and timely policing of his site.
"His platform risks becoming home to dangerous predators ... the company has to take responsibility for this," she said.(Excerpt) Read more at: reuters.com ...
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- German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung has obtained what it says are internal documents used to guide content moderation on Facebook.
- A senior German conservative has warned Facebook it could face fines if it fails to act faster to tackle online hate speech..
- Sweden could impose legal obligations on Facebook as a last resort if the social network does not crack down on hate speech and fake news..
- German prosecutors are again considering whether to press charges against Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives for failing to staunch a tide of racist..
- Facebook, Google and Twitter have agreed to delete hate speech deemed illegal in Germany within 24 hours.