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Zuckerberg: no place for hate speech on Facebook

26 February 2016, 17:44

Berlin - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says more work still needs to be done to police hate speech on the social media site in Germany.

Answering a question Friday at a town hall event in Berlin, Zuckerberg said "hate speech has no place on Facebook" and that he had being instituting better controls on monitoring and removing it.

Also read: Man confesses to beheading wife in home

German officials have expressed concerns about far-right and other groups using Facebook to spread their messages. Zuckerberg talked personally with Chancellor Angela Merkel about the issue last year.

Zuckerberg says "until recently in Germany I don't think we were doing a good enough job, and I think we will keep needing to do a ... better job."

He says Facebook in Germany now treats migrants as a "protected class" of people.

- AP


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