Sunday, February 12, 2017

Italian Official: Facebook Must Do More Against Hate Speech

Once Facebook gets a handle on hate speech, can we ban any talking about politics next? I'm kidding...but really...I'm not.

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.