German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere visited Facebook’s offices in Berlin on Aug. 29 and said that it should do more to keep forbidden content from the social-network platform.
“Facebook should take down racist content or calls for violence from its pages on its own initiative even if it hasn’t yet received a complaint,” Thomas de Maiziere said.
“Facebook has an immensely important economic position and just like every other large enterprise it has a immensely important social responsibility.”
The German government has been critical of Facebook in the past, with political leaders and regulators complaining that it has been too slow to respond to hate speech and anti-immigrant messages.
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