Facebook Might Help Germany Remove Internet Hate Speech
As racism becomes a bigger problem in Germany, the country's government and Facebook have partnered up to censor racist posts.By Matt Moreno | September 15, 2015
Facebook is reportedly partnering with the German government to censor "xenophobic and racist" posts. (Video via Facebook)
The Wall Street Journal reports the social media giant and German Justice Ministry are pairing up to decide "whether inappropriate content flagged by users falls under freedom of speech or is illegal under German law."
Facebook says this isn't a change in policy and removal of hate speech is already covered under its current guidelines, but this is more so a way to improve the removal of hateful postings.