Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday January 18, 2016

Facebook Begins Europe-Wide Campaign Against Extremist Posts

After months of investigations and pressure from the German government, it looks like Facebook is finally deleting hate speech and racist posts in Europe.

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said hate speech "has no place in our society", including in the Internet. Facebook's ground rules forbid bullying, harassment and threatening language, but critics say it does not enforce them properly. On Friday, the firm said it had hired a unit of the publisher Bertelsmann to monitor and delete racist posts on its platform in Germany.