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20 August 2017, 12:58 | Vickie Mathis
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Meanwhile, some of the company's executives spoke out against the violence that erupted over the weekend in Charlottesville.
Referring directly to the events in Virginia - where one young woman was killed by a auto driven at anti-fascist demonstrators - he added: "With the potential for more rallies, we're watching the situation closely and will take down threats of physical harm".
Online fundraising sites GoFundMe and Patreon also banned people and canceled fundraisers associated with right-wing hate groups.
It's not a secret that racial tensions are running high in the United States.
An anonymous forum, which was used as a safe haven by supporters of President Donald Trump at Facebook during the 2016 presidential campaign, was shut down previous year after things got ugly, according to Business Insider. "In regards to whether or not customers will react negatively: I am sure that they will, but if this progression continues, unfortunately, we may live in a society where they may not be able to react at all".
Today, FacebookCEO and much-rumoured presidential hopeful Mark Zuckerbergposted to his personal page explaining why the company would renew efforts to crack down on hate speech across the site, citing the bad violence that transpired at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend.
While offering an explanation a year ago over the closure of the forum, Facebook's chief executive officer Mark Zuckerbergsaid that the forum had harassing messages.
Following the Charlottesville attacks, Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook account that he wants Facebook to be a venue for sharing of ideas and debate, but that silencing or attacking others based on their identity or beliefs is unacceptable. These internal challenges also mirror the difficulties the platform faces when it comes to policing speech for its two billion users.
Writing in a Facebook post Wednesday, the CEO said white supremacists and neo-Nazis are a "disgrace", while criticizing the "polarization in our culture".
Similarly, PayPal and crowdfunding sites said they have cut off payment support for white supremacists and hate groups.
He has vowed to remove hate speech from Facebook and says he is committed to making "Facebook a place where everyone can feel safe". Facebook has always had policies about hate speech and violent threats, but sometimes it takes a lot of time to take off any hateful content that could harm people in many manners.
"I believe Apple has led by example, and we're going to keep doing that".
Sabo says that the note he received from Facebook said, "While we allow individuals to speak freely on Facebook, we take action on verbal abuse directed at individuals", but the company didn't include a direct reference to the offending post or posts in question.
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