Facebook to Identify ‘Hate Speech’ Suspects to French Courts
Facebook has agreed to give the
names of French users who are suspected of using hate speech on its
platform to the courts when requested.
The deal is believed to be the first of its kind in the world.
the past, the tech giant has revealed IP addresses and other forms of
identification to French judges – but only in cases relating to
terrorism and violent acts.
Cedric O, French minister for digital affairs, called the deal “huge news”.
hate speech is defined by the European Commission as public conduct
that incites violence or hatred to groups of people defined by
characteristics such as race, religion, and ethnic origin.