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Hatred is still having its say

The Sunday Business Post has found that Facebook and Twitter are not acting on advice from members of an anti-racism group working with the European Commission to remove comments inciting violence and hatred against minorities

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
13th October, 2019

Facebook and Twitter did not act on calls from members of an anti-racism partner organisation to remove comments inciting violence and hatred against minorities in Ireland, The Sunday Business Post has found.

An investigation by this newspaper found that the companies did not adhere to the European Commission code of conduct to counter the spread of hate speech online, which they have signed up to.

Only 11 of 45 comments deemed by the Irish chapter...

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