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Facebook to Target Racist German Posts Amid Surge in Refugees

  • Germany seeks swifter action after surge in xenophobic posts
  • Facebook to increase monitoring of hate speech, spur debate

Facebook Inc. said it would step up efforts to target racist posts on its German website after the government called on the social network to crack down on a surge in xenophobic outbursts against refugees.

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