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When Hate Speech Hits Social Media

posted on June 5, 2012

At The Jewish Daily Forward, Nathan Guttman reports on the differing responses Twitter and Facebook take toward hate speech on their respective websites. While Facebook “has recently won plaudits from Jewish groups … for its willingness to censor perceived anti-Semitic hate speech,” Twitter “has consistently rejected attempts to intervene with its content, citing its concern for maintaining free speech.” Guttman writes: “Twitter has made its resistance against requests to provide information to government and police investigations part of its brand,” while Facebook “has shown its willingness to address concerns of other interest groups and of governments.”

Read at The Jewish Daily Forward