Facebook launches new guide for Muslims, telling them how to report hate speech



FACEBOOK has launched a new guide for the Muslim community to help improve online safety and give advice on reporting hate speech.

Keeping Muslims Safe Online: Tackling Hate and Bigotry includes information on how to tackle and respond to hateful content on the social network in a positive way, as well as details on how to report content inspired by terrorism.

It has been produced in partnership with community group Faith Associates and will be made available online as well as distributed to mosques around the UK.

The new guide is the first piece of work to come from Facebook?s Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI), which launched earlier this year as a programme to fight extremism and hate speech online.

Faith Associates chief executive Shaukat Warraich said the guide would be an important tool for Muslims on the site.

?We have seen the dramatic rise of Islamophobic rhetoric and terrorist-inspired content that manifests online and appreciate Facebook?s effort in supporting grass roots organisations to enhance the knowledge and develop the skills of Muslim users to directly deal with it when they see it,? he said.

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