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Facebook Frolics: A Question of Identity 0

At the San Francisco Chronicle, John Diaz considers Facebook’s half-hearted and sporadic efforts to reign in hate speech. After pointing out that Facebook is a private entity and can limit speech if it chooses to, he cuts to what he considers a crucial issue:

The more immediate remedy for Facebook accountability would be to force it to choose: Is it a platform or a publisher?

Facebook has essentially claimed each role, depending on the convenience of the moment.

Follow the link for his reasoning.


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