Facebook failing to contain hate speech in India: reports

Facebook failing to contain hate speech in India: reports

October 24, 2021 Off By
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Al-Araby

Facebook was well aware that hate speech was spreading on its site in India which could exacerbate ethnic violence, and did not deploy resources to curb the phenomenon, US media reported, citing internal documents. The so-called Facebook Papers, leaked by whistleblower Frances Haugen, have already revealed the impact of Facebook – as well as of WhatsApp and Instagram, both of which it owns – on the deep polarization of politics in the United States and on the mental health of some teenagers. But there have long been concerns over the social network’s impact in spreading hate speech fueling vio…

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