Facebook Launches Initiative to Stop Extremist Posts in Europe

“Facebook is not a place for the dissemination of hate speech”

Facebook has launched a European campaign to combat extremism and hate speech on the Internet, executives announced on Monday.

The social-networking giant started its “Initiative for Civil Courage Online” in Berlin, pledging over $1 million in marketing funding to put a stop to extremism on social media after a rise in racist posts following an influx of refugees, Reuters reports.

“Hate speech has no place in our society, not even on the Internet, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said in a statement. “Facebook is not a place for the dissemination of hate speech or incitement to violence.”

 

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