Facebook Admits Hate-Speech Monitoring Has 'Failed'

Promises improvements after ads were reportedly pulled in protest

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Embroiled in a protest involving Women, Action and the Media and the Everyday Sexism Project (WAM), Facebook today vowed to improve its system for monitoring hate speech.

The announcement came on the heels of a WAM blog post claiming that advertisers like Nissan UK were pulling their Facebook promos because offensive, anti-women posts were polluting the social site.

A blog post by the Facebook safety department reads: "In recent days, it has become clear that our systems to identify and remove hate speech have failed to work as effectively as we would like, particularly around issues of gender-based hate.

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