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Facebook Bug Asks Users, 'Does This Post Contain Hate Speech?'

Facebook Bug Asks Users, 'Does This Post Contain Hate Speech?'”

It seems to be only US-based users that can see the question, which is appearing under every post on their Facebook page.

Would you consider the last thing you saw on Facebook to be hate speech? Some (but not all) Ars staffers were able to grab screenshots of news feeds constantly asking the same hate-speech question on every post.

According to several first-hand reports, Facebook users were seeing a button asking "Does this post contain hate speech?" on all of their News Feed posts, along with options to select "Yes" or "No".

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As for hate speech, it is a problem across social media-on Twitter and YouTube, too-where the platforms walk a fine line between preventing abuse and restricting speech. Yet the feedback options weren't quite clear - only stating "Hate Speech", "Test P1", "Test P2", and "Test P3". A bug caused it to launch publicly.

While it's already possible to identify Facebook posts that contain hate speech via the "Give feedback on this post" or "Report this post" options, Facebook's new prompt will seemingly provide users with a more direct way to bring hateful content to Facebook's attention.

After the "hate speech" identification options disappeared, a Facebook spokesperson explained the situation to PJ Media.

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Facebook is holding its "F8" conference on Tuesday, and CEO Mark Zuckberg said he plans "to share more about the work we're doing to keep people safe".

Despite not being a permanent feature just yet, this brief trial run of the hate speech button does raise some concerning questions for Facebook users.

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