Facebook Agrees to Audit Its Hate Speech Controls

Source: Reuters »

Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Monday it would submit itself to an audit of how it controls hate speech in a bid to appease a growing advertising boycott of the platform, as it prepared to address a group of advertisers on Tuesday.

The move comes as major advertisers such as Unilever (ULVR.L) and Starbucks (SBUX.O) have signed on to the “Stop Hate for Profit” campaign started by U.S. civil rights groups, which urges brands to pause their Facebook ads in July to pressure the social media giant to do more to take down hate speech…

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