In an open letter explaining the company its decision that it is about phenomena that are closely linked with hate groups. While the white power-post has always been banned on the Facebook so the social media giant in the past has not resonated the same way about white nationalism and white separatism, ”for we thought on broader concepts of nationalism and separatism – that american pride and basque separatism, the important parts of people's identity.”
According to the open letter, representatives of Facebook in the last three months had discussions with members of civil society and academics, and clearly that white nationalism and white separatism, in spite of everything can not be separated from white power, and organized hate groups. ”In the future, people will still be able to show pride in their ethnic origins, but we will not tolerate praise or support for white nationalism or white separatism,” writes Facebook.
to review its regulatory framework has been intensified since the terrorist attack in New Zealand on 15 march, where 50 persons were shot dead, an act that the suspected offender streamed live on Facebook. Facebook has previously told you that the post was viewed just over 4,000 times before it was removed. Within a day, 1.2 million copies, been blocked from loading up as well as the additional 300,000 erased, writes the BBC.
the Question of how extremgrupper use Facebook to get out their message, however, is not new. In march 2018, reported a UN investigator that the site was used in Myanmar for inciting violence and threats against rohingyer. ”The platform has become a beast,” wrote the investigator. The news agency Reuters noted that Facebook, despite its millions of users in Myanmar, had not a single employee in the country. Half a year later, ahead of the elections in Sweden, found the DN of the pages on Facebook that painted immigrants as rapists and described the Swedish party leaders who controlled the jewish billionaire George Soros. The time said to Facebook writing:
there are as many opinions as users, and also if a post can be perceived as provocative for some breaks it is not necessarily against our guidelines. While Facebook should be a place for this open dialogue, we want people to feel safe. Therefore our rules, and not, for example, credible threats or attacks on people based on ethnicity or religious affiliation.”
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In the open letter from Facebook is now that they themselves need to be better and faster to find and erase material that encourages hatred. In addition, the search for concepts linked to the white supremacy to be redirected to a page where former violent extremists to provide training and support.