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After Sharp Criticism, Facebook Alters Hate Speech Policy

Rodrigo Mejia

Facebook is taking immediate action to address hate speech by adopting new policy measures, according to a release issued on Tuesday.

Last week, an open letter was sent to Facebook from a coalition of anti-discrimination groups--including Women, Action and The Media--asking the social media giant for stricter guidelines relating to gender-based hate speech.

Some of the motions require users to attach their authentic name to "insensitive" content and that site moderators be retrained.

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