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Anti-Muslim Hate Speech is Absolutely Relentless on Social Media Even as Platforms Crack Down on Other Extremist Groups

posted on March 19, 2019

Buzzfeed News’s Jane Lytvynenko writes that anti-Muslim content has been allowed to remain prevalent across social media platforms. She writes, “The Facebook algorithm, for example, recommends related groups that can point people to extremism. Even after the New Zealand attack, the company allowed groups with names like ‘War against Islam’ and ‘Bikers Against Radical Islam Europe’ to exist.” Megan Squire, an Elon University computer science professor who is tracking anti-Muslim groups on Facebook, said these groups “know that by using the social media platforms they can spread their message.”

Read at BuzzFeed News