Facebook To Identify Hate Speech Suspects In France

Facebook has for the first time agreed to hand over the identities of users suspected of posting hate speech, following talks with French

Facebook To Identify Hate Speech Suspects In France

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Now, though, following a meeting betwewen Nick Clegg, Facebook’s head of global affairs, and France’s minister for digital affairs Cedric O, Facebook will share the data of those using hate speech with French judges on request. "This is huge news, it means that the judicial process will be able to run normally," O told Reuters. "It’s really very important, they’re only doing it for France.

France’s current hate speech laws cover ethnicity, nationality and race, along with religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability; it’s illegal to  incite discrimination against, hatred of, or harm to any of these groups. "Racism, anti-Semitism, racial hatred and justification are not opinions.

Now, though, following a meeting betwewen Nick Clegg, Facebook’s head of global affairs, and France’s minister for digital affairs Cedric O, Facebook will share the data of those using hate speech with French judges on request.

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