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Facebook expands prohibitions against racist Propaganda

Facebook responds to public pressure after the stop in Christchurch, new Zealand to strengthen the fight against racist Propaganda. The network prohibits Propag

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Facebook expands prohibitions against racist Propaganda
Facebook responds to public pressure after the stop in Christchurch, new Zealand to strengthen the fight against racist Propaganda. The network prohibits Propaganda for a further two racist currents. New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, also welcomed the move. the

The Facebook group is expanding its fight against racist content on its platforms Facebook and Instagram. The move is a response to the debate after the racist massacre of 50 Muslims in Christchurch, new Zealand. Facebook had been accused of doing enough against racism on its platforms.

From next week on will be "praise, support, and presentation" of "white nationalism" and "white separatism" is prohibited. The the company said in a post on his Blog. These ideologies are closely intertwined with the "organized hate groups".

These terms in Germany are less well known. White nationalists are calling for an ethnically defined state "White" or at least a white majority in the state. White separatists are calling for, to separate white from non-white people - what is with the use of force against these is possible.

critics of the terms, both of which are just a Tarn-words for blatant racism and the concept of the white supremacy (supremacy of the White), after the white people over other ethnic groups. Propaganda for and commitment to the white supremacy are forbidden to access Facebook since last year.

be Deleted now," said Facebook, or also: "immigration is tearing the country apart, white nationalism is the only answer."

machine learning against racist posts

Facebook both ideologies had explicitly allowed and white supremacy is delimited. However, the three contexts from the point of view of professionals closely or overlap.

Facebook's Laissez-Faire dealing with extremist content has often been the subject of criticism. Research the website Vice the pointed grace of resourceful pretended to be the end of the distinction between the terms, the Facebook of its content moderators, had fuelled the debate last year. Civil rights groups were horrified. The criticism was after the attack of Christchurch, even louder, because the assassin is probably the white-supremacyideology close.

new Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, had called for a clampdown on racist Propaganda. She had especially criticised the fact that Facebook have not prevented the spread of the video, the shot of the bombers during the attack, the interests of Profit. Facebook had stated that it had deleted 1.5 million versions of the video, with 1.2 million already at the Upload using the Upload Filter. Now she welcomed Facebook's message: "These categories should generally fall under the community Standards against hate speech, but this is a clarification to the attack of Christchurch."

Long, you've seen white nationalism and separatism in the same category as the American national pride, or Basque separatism - and thus as legitimate, writes Facebook. Critics say, however: equating aperture, it would almost always White goods, the suppressed Blacks and other groups on the Basis of such racist theories and attacked.

have decided to continue the line to the drop-out program

After discussions with "representatives of civil society and academics," Facebook now, white nationalism and white separatism, it is no longer possible to separate Propaganda for "white supremacy," reads the blog post. All three are racist hate-ideologies.

Facebook will also directly support prevention against racist extremism and dropouts will help. A user search in the future, according to key words that are associated with the movements, will be displayed in a new window. He will be redirected to the page of the organization "Life after Hate". In the purified extremists get involved, to help people in radical groups at the exit.

You'll learn the Machines and artificial intelligence, to filter extremist content, said Facebook. However: "Unfortunately, there will always be people who take advantage of our System, in order to spread hatred."

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