‘Hate content on FB so toxic, it was like PTSD hit us when we studied it’

Ashraf Engineer

August 3, 2022

Recently, Facebook’s parent company, Meta, released its first annual human rights report that covers the use of its platform for hate speech – especially in India – and the action taken to curb it. However, many observers termed the report a whitewash, claiming that Meta was not doing enough to curb hate speech and was using the report to absolve itself of negligence. A recent study by the Europe-based human rights organisation, Foundation The London Story, or FoundationTLS, found hate content thriving on Facebook fan pages of public figures, especially around calls for violence and genocidal statements made by these public figures. Dr Ritumbra Manuvie, Lecturer of Law at the University of Groningen and Executive Director of FoundationTLS, speaks to All Indians Matter.

See the Facebook human rights report here: https://about.fb.com/news/2022/07/first-annual-human-rights-report/