DAILYKENN.com -- For a brief 20 minutes Facebook users had access to the site's new hate-speech button. You can censor sanity-spewing patriots with one click of the mouse, it seems.
From CBS News ▼
Facebook accidentally set a "hate speech" button live on its platform for a short period of time, a company spokesperson confirmed in a statement Tuesday. The button asked users: "Does this contain hate speech?"
The spokesperson said the company was conducting an "internal test" in an attempt to understand "different types of speech, including speech we thought would not be hate." They said a bug caused the button to launch publicly but it has since been disabled.
Facebook Vice President Guy Rosen explained on Twitter that the button was shown on posts regardless of their content but was "reverted" within 20 minutes.
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