Monday September 14, 2015

Facebook Pledges To Combat Racism On German Platform

After a little arm twisting by the German government, Facebook has finally agreed to do something about "racist hate speech" on the German version of Facebook.

The US social media network said it would encourage "counter speech" and step up monitoring of anti-foreigner commentary, as company representatives were due to meet German Justice Minister Heiko Maas later Monday. Facebook said it would work with other organisations in Germany "to develop appropriate solutions to counter xenophobia and racism and to represent this online".

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