Wednesday's HOT MIC

Wednesday's HOT MIC

Mark Zuckerberg announced today that Facebook is adding 3,000 new content monitors (in addition to the 4,500 they already employ) to look for extremely violent content, like the recent so-called Facebook murder in Cleveland. It didn't sound like a completely terrible idea until Zuckerberg added that they're also going to be ferreting out "hate speech." Whose definition of hate speech are they going to use? In a political climate where conservative speech is increasingly labeled hateful, I don't have a good feeling about this.