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Facebook prohibits racist portrayals of Jews and blacks



Belgian Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders, dressed in black for a charity event in 2015 – an act for which he did not apologize.

The Flemish city of Aalst was also criticized for racist depictions of Jews during its annual festival.

Facebook was under renewed pressure to do more to counter racism on its platforms after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by police in the US in May.

In its Tuesday report, the company said it cracked down on 22.5 million pieces of hate speech between April and June, a jump from the 9.6 million pieces it also admonished in the first three months of the year. Facebook did not say whether the actions related to post removal, warning signs, or other measures.

The company cracked down on 3.3 million pieces of content on its Instagram photo-sharing platform, also a sizeable jump from 809,000 in the first three months of the year.




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