Facebook is an online social networking service. It was founded on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. With over one billion active users, Facebook is the most popular social media site worldwide.
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Social media firms who purvey hate speech will be targeted in the EU's revised audio-visual directive, Germany's justice minister has warned. Heiko Maas said Facebook and Twitter post deletions are still too slow.
Volker Kauder, a member of German Chancellor Merkel's CDU, has said Facebook should pay for failing to remove online hate comments. There has been a surge in xenophobic posts as refugees have arrived over the last year.
Kenneth Bone, an undecided voter from Illinois, became an internet star after he asked a question during the second Presidential Debate last Sunday. The guy in the red sweater now has several hundred friends on Facebook and a lot followers on Twitter.
Apparently the number of clown complaints are on the rise in Barbourville, Kentucky and police are caught in the middle. They are warning clowns to reconsider their clowning around, and for others to cut them some slack.