ADL and Facebook sponsor panel on free speech, civility and the challenge of cyberhate

Facebook on Wednesday hosted an  Anti-Defamation League program on “Free Speech, Civility and the Challenge of Cyberhate” to  address the issue of hate online hate speech. The panel was moderated by ADL Civil Rights Director Deborah Lauter and included privacy and Internet law expert Christopher Wolf, Susan Benesch, Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and Monika Bickert.

What follows is Larry’s 1-minute CBS News radio segment about it the panel, which includes a sound bite from Facebook’s Monica Vikert, and a link to the one-hour video playback of the event and

Larry’s 1 minute CBS News segment on Facebook cyberhate event


Free Speech, Civility and the Challenge of Cyberhate

Click here to watch the video of the panel

Controversial, Harmful and Hateful Speech on Facebook

What does Facebook consider to be hate speech?

Content that attacks people based on their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or disease is not allowed. We do, however, allow clear attempts at humor or satire that might otherwise be considered a possible threat or attack. This includes content that many people may find to be in bad taste (ex: jokes, stand-up comedy, popular song lyrics, etc.).

Facebook community standards

Under pressure, Facebook targets sexist hate speech (

Comments are closed.