Facebook clarifies hate speech policies following Oversight Board recommendations

As the company has done a handful of times in the past, Facebook has agreed to change one of its policies following a ruling from the Oversight Board. In response to a decision the panel came to on a video involving two individuals wearing blackface, the company says it will tweak the policy rationale section of its community guidelines on hate speech to add more context on why it prohibits harmful stereotypes. “We want our policies to be consistent, and we do not often publish rationales for each specific policy line in our Community Standards,” Facebook says. It notes it’s now reconsidering its previous stance.

The company also plans

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