Facebook calls upon joint effort to curb hate speech

During the World Government Summit in Dubai, Dr Erin Marie Saltman, Facebook’s policy manager for Counterterrorism in Europe, Middle East and Africa, declared that the company is constantly engaged in curbing hate speech and terrorist content on its platform. However, she also stated that in order to eradicate this issue from the online platform, it is necessary a joint action from different stakeholders, namely civil society, other technology companies, journalists, schools, government, and all members of our community. Moreover, she added that censorship does not represent an effective remedy towards hate speech because when hateful content is taken down the authors commit to spread that message further.