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Facebook Is Doing Too Little on Civil-Rights Concerns, Auditors Say


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Facebook Is Doing Too Little on Civil-Rights Concerns, Auditors Say

Facebook Inc. has been too reactive and slow in addressing hate speech, voter suppression and other problematic content on its platform, according to a report from lawyers hired by the company to audit its handling of civil-rights issues. The report, made public early Wednesday, praises the social-media giant for undertaking a self-examination and making some…

Facebook Inc. has been too reactive and slow in addressing hate speech, voter suppression and other problematic content on its platform, according to a report from lawyers hired by the company to audit its handling of civil-rights issues.

The report, made public early Wednesday, praises the social-media giant for undertaking a self-examination and making some meaningful changes, including instituting rules against voter suppression and creating a team to study algorithmic bias. But the 100-page document also calls Facebook’s…

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