Imran Khan’s letter to Mr. Zuckerberg

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Has Facebook allowed the spread of anti-Muslim hate and violence?

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  1. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, asking him to put a ban on Islamophobic content.
    In a letter, Mr Khan said “growing Islamophobia” was encouraging “hate, extremism and violence… especially through the use of social media”.
    It comes a day after Mr Khan accused French President Emmanuel Macron of “attacking Islam”.
    Facebook already has a policy of removing hate speech on its platforms.
    It defines hate speech as “a direct attack on people” based on protected characteristics including race, ethnicity, national origin and religious affiliation, through “violent or dehumanising speech” or “harmful stereotypes”.
    In a letter which he published on Twitter, Mr Khan referred to a recent decision by Facebook to ban any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust.
    He called for a similar policy to be put in place for anti-Islam comments.
    “Given the rampant abuse and vilification of Muslims on social media platforms, I would ask you to place a similar ban on Islamophobia and hate against Islam for Facebook that you have put in place for the Holocaust,” he said.

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