Facebook Cracks Down on Hate Speech in Groups

It will also limit the spread of health advice on the platform

Facebook is taking a harder stance on hate speech and misinformation in groups. Photo Illustration: Trent Joaquin; Source: Getty Images

Facebook removed more than 1 million groups and 13.5 million pieces of content in groups for hate speech in the past year, the company said today. These figures were released alongside new policies meant to “keep groups safe,” including a new commitment to limit the spread of health advice on the platform.

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