The famous social networking site "Facebook" deleted several pages belonging to racist white music groups, after an investigation by Al-Jazeera about the spread of these groups through social media platforms.
The Al-Jazeera Investigation Unit identified more than 120 pages belonging mostly to metal bands and music companies that are directly related to the doctrine of racial superiority of whites, and these pages have collected more than 800 thousand likes, some of which have been on the Internet for more than a decade.
After submitting 5 forms to Facebook, the platform deleted 3 of the bands' pages that embrace the racial superiority of whites, adding that two other pages are still under review.
According to Facebook, the three deleted pages - SoldierSS of Evil, Whitelaw, Frakass and Frangar - all violated Facebook policies.
However, other pages that Al Jazeera has identified remain online, even though they violate the company's policies of hate speech.
This incident comes two weeks after more than 500 companies, including Coca-Cola and Starbucks, pledged not to publish advertisements on Facebook, as long as he did not take decisive steps to ban hate speech, at the height of a national awakening against racism after the death of George Floyd, who The event that led to a global debate about systematic racism.
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response to questions directed to Facebook, a spokesperson for the island said, "The company does not allow hate speech on its platform, including the content of the doctrine of racial superiority of whites."
"It is unfortunate that zero tolerance at all does not mean that there are no cases completely. We have removed 3 pages from those that violate our rules and we are now reviewing the remaining two pages to ensure that they adhere to our policies," the spokesman said.
"We will continue to improve our technologies, develop our policies, and work with experts to identify such materials and remove them from our platforms," he added.
And Facebook had published last Wednesday a two-year evaluation of the human rights situation and the company's attempts to limit the spread of hate speech on the platform.
The 89-page report, prepared by human rights experts, criticizes Facebook and says it needs to do more about anti-Muslim, anti-Jewish and other forms of hate speech on its platform.
The report concludes, "Facebook's approach to civil rights remains, in our view, interactive and progressive."
Sherrill Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, anticipated the release of the report to say that the company was "firmly against hate", acknowledging that they had issues regarding hate speech, and that they would take some advice on the report.
And Facebook announced last year that it would not allow the presence of content expressing the doctrine of racial superiority of whites on its platform, and said that "these concepts are deeply related to organized hate groups and have no place in our services."