After advertisers pull out, Facebook admits dropping the ball on hate speech

05/28/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Facebook says the systems intended to curb hate speech on the network have not done their job effectively, after a pressure campaign by feminist groups that prompted Nissan and others to pull advertising from the social network. Facebook said it would review its safeguards, with a particular view to ensuring that its users used their real identities when posting comments. "As consumers we do have a lot of power," said Jaclyn Friedman, executive director of Women, Action and the Media.

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