Facebook’s new policy bans blackface and some Jewish stereotypes

Facebook is broadening its definition of hate speech.

On Tuesday, Facebook released its latest Community Standards Enforcement Report, which breaks down the content it took down for violating its policies between April and June 2020

Along with details about the millions of posts it removed for spreading coronavirus misinformation, Facebook unveiled two new policies meant to tackle hate speech.

Facebook will now ban content depicting blackface. The social network will also prohibit stereotypes about Jewish people running the world or “controlling major institutions such as media networks, the economy or the government.” The policy will be enforced on both Facebook and Instagram. Read more…

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Facebook’s new policy bans blackface and some Jewish stereotypes