Opinion: Sheryl Sandberg can lean in and tell Facebook’s Zuckerberg to keep his word, ban hate speech


There’s a war on democracy, and it’s time for everybody to pick a side. For too long, Zuckerberg picked the wrong one. — Reuters

There’s nothing like taking a US$7bil (RM29.96bil) hit to one’s net worth to suddenly bolster a guy’s belief in truth, justice and the American way.

Mark Zuckerberg has caved. Until recently, so staunchly resistant to banning hateful speech from the powerful public forum that he co-founded, Facebook, he posted on June 26: “So, today we’re prohibiting a wider category of hateful content in ads. Specifically, we’re expanding our ads policy to prohibit claims that people from a specific race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or immigration status are a threat to the physical safety, health or survival of others.”

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