Tech giants strike deal with advertisers over hate speech

San Francisco (AFP) – Web giants including Facebook struck a deal Wednesday with global advertisers to get on the same page on defining hate speech, a move aimed at helping companies steer clear of being associated with vile content.The agreement — which also includes Twitter and YouTube — lays out for the first time a common set of definitions for hateful posts.Facebook and others have long grappled with how to purge toxic content from online platforms while fending off accusations they stifle free expression in the process.In July, hundreds of brands suspended advertising at Facebook as pa…

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