Facebook targets election hate speech

Social networking giant Facebook has announced that it is setting up a special task force to check hate speech in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha election in India. The task force will comprise "hundreds of people" in the country to prevent people from abusing its platform, Facebook said last week.

The social media platform has been criticized for allowing the spread of hate speech online, and many peacebuilders have been addressing the impact of hate speech in conflicts around the world.

Read more about the Facebook taskforce here and here.

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