Facebook Outlines Evolving Efforts to Combat Hate Speech in New Report
Facebook's facilitation and amplification of both hate speech and misinformation has been a key topic of focus over the past four years, but even more so within the chaos of 2020. COVID-19, the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the US Presidential election have all, in their own ways, underlined the role that Facebook can play in amplifying dangerous narratives, and sowing division as a result.
Facebook is currently facing tough questions once again over the role it's playing in spreading false claims made about the election results, while in other regions, misinformation campaigns on the platform have lead to violent conflicts, and threatened democratic process. Facebook is keen to point out that it is working to address such claims, and that it is evolving its processes to tackle these concerns.