Leading social media, tech firms pledge to crack down on hate speech

<h1>Leading social media, tech firms pledge to crack down on hate speech</h1> <div class=”repubhubembed”></div><p class=”rhexcerpt”>Brussels (dpa) – Four major US tech and social media firms promised on Tuesday to do more to crack down on hate speech, including handling notifications of offensive online activity within 24 hours. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft made the pledge in a code of conduct worked out with the European Commission, the EU’s executive. “Theā€¦ <iframe class=”rhembed” src=”//d2uzdrx7k4koxz.cloudfront.net/user/view.act?p=MTU1MDA=&c=Mzc0OTgwODk=&fuid=MjI2MDkwOTY=&showDate=true” height=”1500″ width=”100%” style=”border:0;overflow-x:hidden;background:transparent;” allowtransparency=”yes” scrolling=”no” data-size=”2073″><!– TO HIDE THE DATE, change “showDate=true” to “false” –>