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Online hate speech: where will the line be drawn?

Social media giants are asking politicians to offer them guidance on limits

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

16th October, 2019
Facebook said it was "open to being told where we are and where we should be going further"

After two hours of being grilled by politicians last week over the level of hate speech on social media, Facebook’s head of public policy in Ireland made a plea: tell us where the line is.

Dualta Ó Broin was appearing alongside Ryan Meade and Karen White, his counterparts at Google and Twitter respectively, at the Oireachtas justice committee to consider how to define “harmful content”, which will be the basis of a...

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