Motherboard: Leaked Documents Show Facebook’s Post-Charlottesville Reckoning with American Nazis

Motherboard: Leaked Documents Show Facebook’s Post-Charlottesville Reckoning with American Nazis. “‘James Fields did nothing wrong,’ the post on Facebook read, referring to the man who drove a car through a crowd protesting against white supremacy in Charlottesville in August 2017, killing one. The post accompanied an article from Squawker.org, a conservative website. In training materials given to its army of moderators, Facebook says the post is an example of content ‘praising hate crime,’ and it and others like it should be removed. But after Charlottesville Facebook had something of an internal reckoning around hate speech, and pushed to re-educate its moderators about American white supremacists in particular, according to a cache of Facebook documents obtained by Motherboard.”

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