Facebook Slammed Yet Again In France Over Hate-Speech

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POLAND - 2019/05/13: In this photo illustration a Facebook logo seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Facebook has been hitting a bedrock of trouble of late, with the several slams that have been hitting the company based on several breaches of trust.

Earlier in the week, German called out the brand on the subject of Hate speech stating that Facebook did not make all its records clear.

As at Thursday, the French government has moved on to slam tech companies like Facebook and Google to remove contents that are considered as hate-speech within 24 Hours.

This movement is born out of a new internet regulation bill, this bill has been approved by the lower house and once the Upper House approves, this automatically creates a strict medium on these social media and internet platforms.

The language included in the measure requires companies to remove any content that incites or encourages hateful violence or discrimination based on one’s race or religion, along with child pornography. If the platforms do not remove the content within that timeframe, they could face up to a €1.25 million fine.

The pressure is consistent on Social Media Platforms to uphold and neutralize content on their platforms either by algorithms or by taking down affected accounts.

This might spell a new dimension on the fallout between internet offices and the government.

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