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Facebook’s Zuckerberg hails French hate speech plan as EU model

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 11, 2019 17:00

Facebook’s Zuckerberg hails French hate speech plan as EU model

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hailed France’s efforts to regulate hateful content online as a model for the European Union after meeting President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.

His comments come after the U.S. social media giant was heavily criticised by politicians and the public for its failure to more rapidly remove footage of the March shooting attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, from its network.Fifty people were killed in the assault, with footage of it circulating online for days.Zuckerberg’s meeting with Macron coincided with the release of a report commissioned by the French leader recommending increased oversight of Facebook and an independent regulator to police the efforts of large tech companies to deal with hate speech.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 11, 2019 17:00

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