Facebook is cracking down on “hate speech”

Facebook is deleting about 66,000 posts a week as it cracks down on “hate speech.”

The company says that deleting posts can “feel like censorship,” but it is working on explaining its process better.

Facebook says it defines hate speech as attacks on people based on their race, sexual orientation and other “protected characteristics.” The company says it mostly relies on its nearly two billion users to report any hateful posts they see. Workers then review the posts and decide whether to delete it.


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Facebook says it has 4500 workers reviewing posts and plans to hire 3000 more in the next year.

The deleted posts went up over the last two months.