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France to ’embed’ regulators at Facebook to combat hate speech

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France to 'embed' regulators at Facebook to combat hate speechFacebook will allow French regulators to “embed” inside the company to examine how it combats online hate speech, the first time the wary tech giant has opened its doors in such a way, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday. From January, Macron’s administration will send a small team of senior civil servants to the company for six months to verify Facebook’s goodwill and determine whether its checks on racist, sexist or hate-fuelled speech could be improved. “It’s a first,” Macron told the annual Internet Governance Forum in Paris.