Facebook, Google face House hearing on nationalism

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Neil Potts, the director of public policy and Alexandria Walden, adviser for free expression and individual rights at Google of Facebook, will talk along with leaders of their Anti-Defamation League, the Equal Justice Society and others to this House Judiciary Committee.

The hearing was prompted by the March shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, when a gunman livestreamed the strikes and then killed 50 people.

The shooter published a post on the internet which white supremacist views.

But controversy over hate speech and nationalism has dogged platforms such as Facebook and the YouTube for several a long time of Google. When trying to avoid acting as content editors, then have been forced to deal with a torrent of abuse aimed at their 33, the companies extolled the value of free speech. After the deadly demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, tech giants began banishing extremist groups and people espousing support and white supremacist views for violence.

Facebook extended its ban to add white nationalists along with white supremacists — a distinction rights groups had called meaningless.

Despite the ban, reports for example one with the title”Aryan Pride” were visible as of late Monday. This accounts self-description readin part,”IF YOUR NOT WHITE friend ur own type cause Im not ur friend”

Moreover, on Wednesday that a Senate subcommittee will hold a hearing titled”Stifling Free Speech: Technological Censorship and the Public Discourse.” This hearing will deal with prejudice against conservatives by tech companies such as Google Facebook and Twitter’s claim.

The firms have denied any bias. None have yet presented evidence of an anti-conservative or some other political tip while figures in President Donald Trump down keep levying the accusation.



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