Zuckerberg Decries Hate Speech Against Migrants

By Kelley Chittenden

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said hate speech “has no place on Facebook” while speaking at a town hall in Berlin.  After online racism increased due to the influx of migrants in 2015, Facebook, Google, and Twitter made a deal with Germany that they would remove hate speech posts within twenty-four hours. Zuckerberg credits learning more about German law as the catalyst for Facebook’s expanded view of protected groups (to now include migrants). Reuters reports that Facebook has hired a Bertelsmann business services unit to monitor the German platform for racist posts.