#Hate Speech

.Paris, France
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen will go on trial on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@marine_lepen)

  • Marine Le Pen will go on trial over charges she broke hate speech laws
  • The far-right leader broke hate-speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic State atrocities
  • Le Pen had shared the pictures in December 2015, a few weeks after IS jihadists killed 130 people in attacks in Paris

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Facebook suspended the account of Donald Trump for inciting violence at the US Capitol (Photo Credits : Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg)

  • The ban on the phrase "Stop the steal" comes 69 days after the election
  • The slogan picked up pace amongst Trump supporters around election time
  • Facebook has also extended the week long ban on political advertising

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Facebook has already removed the particular content that displayed hate messages. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Facebook has set up the independent body for content moderation
  • The body also invites the public to comment on the cases that have been taken up
  • The Oversight Board said it has selected an additional case for consideration

.United States
Hateful posts about whites, men, or Americans that are reported by users will still be deleted if they violate Facebook policies.(Representational Photo/Unsplash)

  • The change is a shift from Facebook's earlier ethnicity and gender-neutral system
  • The company also said it has become more precise about the hate speech that its software seeks out
  • The changes are an adjustment of the social networking giant's automated systems