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Democratic Senators Ask Zuckerberg to Act on White Supremacy

  • Facebook announces ban on violent ‘boogaloo’ accounts
  • Warner, Hirono, Menendez want CEO’s answers by July 10
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg faces demands from Senate Democrats for answers about hate groups on the platform at the same time a growing number of companies are pulling advertising from its sites over harmful content.

In a letter to Zuckerberg Tuesday, three Democratic senators question what they call the company’s “lack of action to prevent white supremacist groups from using the platform as a recruitment and organizational tool” despite Facebook’s stated policies on hate speech.