May 1, 2018

Facebook: 'Hate speech button' causes confusion

These options are "Hate speech", "Test p1", "Test p2" and "Test p3", prompting some people to suggest that the form "Clearly wasn't supposed" to appear on Facebook in its current form. The hate speech button was criticised as suppression by some, with American writer Matt Walsh calling it an intentional move by Facebook to remove "Conservative content". Lebanese-American journalist Brigitte Gabriel labelled it an attempt by Facebook to "Censor" her account. As others noticed the button appearing on all of the posts in their timeline, people began to share the funniest place they had seen the button appear. This prompted social media journalist Matt Navarra to joke that even Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg was not exempt from the hate speech button.

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