These Hungarian sites were banned because of Facebook’s hate speech


Find nearly thirty domestically linked accounts in the list of profiles banned by the social site.

After his mental research stirring a big storm on Instagram, another interesting piece of material has now leaked around the Facebook house. The document in question is a list of 4,000 profiles of sites that the platform has banned in recent years due to terrorism, hate crimes, or links to other crimes.

The secret register a The Intercept disclosed, in its entirety you can browse online here, but they tend to collect they can also be downloaded. What makes the list especially interesting from a Hungarian point of view is that it also contains a total of 26 domestically linked pages, which were blocked by Facebook without exception due to hate speech.

The banned list includes accounts such as the kuruc.info news site, the Sagittarius Party, or the Sixty-Four County Youth Movement, but we also find a good number of bands classified as hateful (e.g., Romantic Violence, Division 88, Healthy Scalp).

Facebook is one a three-tier system applies to judging bans, of which hate speech affecting Hungarian sites is the third, mildest category. The most extreme levels are “serious offline harm,” which includes, for example, terrorist organizations and criminal organizations. In the second, middle category, the platform classifies entities involved in acts of violence against states or armies.

Content in support of the most dangerous actors will be removed in all cases, while in the case of bans in the second category, it is permissible to praise acts that cannot be linked to violence.

Concerning the leak of a document that Facebook called only the “List of Dangerous Individuals and Organizations,” several analysts noted that the actors on the list are largely the same as actors deemed by the United States to be dangerous. 53.7% of those banned on the list are linked to terrorism, 23.3% to militarized social movements, 17% to hate groups and 4.9% to criminals.

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Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.

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