Monday May 16, 2016

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Face Hate Speech Complaints In France

It seems that Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube could be facing legal complaints for failing to remove "hateful" content. No doubt this will end with an agreement such as the one the social networks struck with Germany back in December.

French law requires websites to take down racist, homophobic or anti-semitic material and tell authorities about it. Twitter removed only four percent, Youtube seven percent and Facebook 34 percent, according to the associations. "In light of Youtube, Twitter and Facebook's profits and how little taxes they pay, their refusal to invest in the fight against hate is unacceptable," UEJF president Sacha Reingewirtz said in a statement.