Facebook July 5, 2021 | Caroline

Facebook takes hate speech seriously… as long as it’s in English

If like many Australian Muslims you have reported hate speech to Facebook and received an automated response saying it doesn’t breach the platform’s community standards, you are not alone. We and our team are the first Australian social scientists to receive funding through Facebook’s content policy research awards, which we used to investigate hate speech on LGBTQI+ community pages in five Asian countries: India, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia. We looked at three aspects of hate speech regulation in the Asia Pacific region over 18 months. First, we mapped hate speech law in our case study countries, to understand…

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