Fb, Twitter, Youtube face hate speech complaints in France

Facebook, Twitter, Youtube face hate speech complaints in France
Three French anti-racism associations mentioned on Sunday they might file authorized complaints towards social networks Fb (FB.O), Twitter (TWTR.N) and Google’s Youtube (GOOGL.O) for failing to take away “hateful” content material posted on their platforms.

French legislation requires web sites to take down racist, homophobic or anti-semitic materials and inform authorities about it.

However French Jewish college students union UEJF and anti-racism and anti-homophobia campaigners SOS Racisme and SOS Homophobie mentioned the three companies had eliminated solely a fraction of 586 examples of hateful content material the anti-racism teams had counted on their platforms between the top of March and Might 10.

Twitter eliminated solely 4 p.c, Youtube seven p.c and Fb 34 p.c, in keeping with the associations.

“In mild of Youtube, Twitter and Fb’s earnings and the way little taxes they pay, their refusal to put money into the combat towards hate is unacceptable,” UEJF president Sacha Reingewirtz mentioned in an announcement.

Germany acquired Fb, Google and Twitter to agree in December to delete hate speech from their web sites inside 24 hours.