Facebook To Stop Hatespeech In Germany

Posted: Sep 15 2015, 1:02pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Political News

 

Facebook to Stop Hatespeech in Germany
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The world has gone a little crazy, and Facebook is trying to take away some of the bad crazy that is out there. Facebook announced earlier this week that they would work with the German government to try to put a stopper to some of the racism and hate speech that has increased on the social media platform in recent days.

The wave of migrants and refugees flooding into Europe, in particular Gemany, has led to a sharp increase on the hateful comments posted as comments, statuses, and messages on the social media platform, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The German Justice Ministry will work in conjunction with Facebook officials in Germany and within the United States, as well as with other sites that frequently post on Facebook to create a task force of sorts that determines whether flagged content, such as comments or videos, goes against German law. The intention is to speed the process of deleting hateful posts and comments.

Facebook did not specify if they plan to do this on a global basis, eventually. However, the website does ban hate speech and users can report any postings that go against people because of their ethnic, racial, religious, or sexual identities, or disabilities. Frequently, they have also banned anything that incites violence.

In Germany, Facebook already removes any speech that denies the Holocaust existed - and now they are moving toward hate speech against the refugees.

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said the new partnership is intended to keep Facebook from becoming “a fun fair for the far right."

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