PBS NewsHour

Facebook moderators battle hate speech and violence

Clip: 05/04/2019 | 16m 55s

Facebook has banned several high-profile accounts it says engage in “violence and hate." The move also follows several recent acts of violence livestreamed on the company's site. Facebook employs thousands of people known as moderators, who are on the frontlines of a battle to stop extremist material online. But as The Verge editor Casey Newton tells Hari Sreenivasan, their jobs come at a cost.

Aired: 05/04/19

Rating: NR

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