What to know about Europe’s fight on platform hate speech

As with antitrust violations or copyright law and data infringements, 2019 is seeing European regulators getting more feisty when it comes to cracking down on hate speech. The post What to know about Europe’s fight on platform hate speech appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

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Chrissy Teigen leaves Twitter, citing abuse and hate on the platform

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Some Facebook content reviewers will focus solely on hate speech

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Facebook bans Alex Jones and other controversial figures for hate speech

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