|The German interior minister claimed that Facebook should put more effort in removing racist and violent content from its service, after visiting the social media giant’s office in Berlin.
It must be said that the German government has been critical of the company for a while now, complaining that the service accounting for 1.6bn monthly users had been slow to respond to hate speech and anti-immigrant content. For example, the German justice minister claimed that Facebook must abide by stricter German laws banning racist sentiment, even those that are allowed in the US under freedom of speech. At the same time, he recognized Facebook’s efforts to develop software able to better identify improper content, as well as praised the company’s efforts to fight child porn. He also said that Facebook was right to warn users in its T&C against the dissemination of illegal content.
A non-profit group maintaining a database of information about extremist groups also calls Facebook a leader in the social media sector when it comes to fighting extremism, but says that “more work is needed”. Today, all social media start to realize that the weaponization of social media platforms is not good business and not good for society. The group is currently completing its work on a new software tool that is able to identify new pictures and videos published online by Islamic State and other extremist groups. The software will be able to remove such content instantly wherever it occurs, like it is already done with child porn images.
Mark Zuckerberg came to Berlin earlier in 2016 in order to respond to the criticism, saying he had learned from the company’s experience in Germany that migrants were a group of people who also needed to be protected from hate speech.
Monday, September 5th, 2016
|posted by (2016-09-05 17:24:30)|
|hateful about those rapefugees ? its the truth, fk political correctness|
|I`m with number one^. Truth shouldn't be considered hate or hate speech. The citizens of Germany are afraid to tell the news/world how they personally feel. Because if they do the face criminal/political repercussions. The EU has taking all and any sovereignty away form the people that are in its (UNION). :[|
|the germans have done a complete turnaround, and it only took them 70yrs|
|posted by (2016-09-06 15:20:41)|
|^2, thanks to m3rkel biach|
|This makes me think I'd prefer being Jewish in Germany and still have Mr. Hitler over current German officials|
|posted by (2016-09-07 11:03:08)|
|You'd think Facebook(CIA book) would already have that in place. Maybe they want more intel before taking it down, who knows.|
|Dear Facebook, could you please restrict zee German people from posting zee true consequences of my open door Rapefugees policy, it is hard enough trying to shut down zee official media channels from reporting zee truths. If ze other Nations find out vot iz happening, no other EU Nations else vill take zees uncontrollable creatures.|
|Don't normally see such hate from commenters. And some true stupidity. Not worth countering as delusional people believe what they believe.||
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