Facebook, Google Face Hearing on White Nationalism

Controversy over white nationalism and hate speech has dogged online platforms such as Facebook and Google's YouTube for years.

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Executives from Google and Facebook are facing Congress Tuesday to answer questions about their role in the spread of hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism in the U.S. Neil Potts, Facebook’s director of public policy and Alexandria Walden, counsel for free expression and human rights at Google, will speak to the House Judiciary Committee along with leaders of the Anti-Defamation League, the Equal Justice Society and others. The hearing was prompted by the…

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