Tuesday September 22, 2020

Social media giants fail to act on hate speech

Facebook and Twitter did not act on calls from members of an anti-racism partner organisation to remove comments inciting violence and hatred

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, a Sunday Business Post investigation has found.

The companies are among the social media firms who signed up to the European Commission code of conduct to counter the spread of hate speech online.

They have agreed to be monitored by independent groups including the Irish chapter of the European...

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