December 3, 2020

Facebook changing ‘race-blind’ hate speech policy

New York (AFP) – Facebook on Thursday said it is revising its systems to prioritize blocking slurs against Black people, gays and other groups historically targeted by hateful vitriol, no longer automatically filtering out barbs aimed broadly at whites, men, or Americans. The change in Facebook’s algorithm is a shift from the social network’s ethnicity and gender-neutral system that removed anti-white comments and comments such as “Men are dumb” or “Americans are stupid.” “We know that hate speech targeted towards underrepresented groups can be the most harmful,¬†which is why we have focused ou…


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