"Jew scum." "Gay people go to Auschwitz." These posts forced the Jewish artist Shahak Shapira to take up a fight against Twitter.
Major tech firms are denying services to white supremacists in response to Charlottesville violence. The crackdown is a rare departure for an industry that has faced criticism for not doing enough to block hate speech.
Kenyans go to the polls on August 8 and both the opposition and the ruling government are trying to woo voters online. But could social media also be used to incite violence?
German lawmakers have approved a controversial law that would impose high fines on social media companies like Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for failing to swiftly delete posts deemed to exhibit hate speech.
German regulators cracking down on hate speech on social media should also look at lesser known players beyond Facebook and Twitter, say experts. They also think it could be a model for others - with one exception.
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