Responding to our ongoing pressure, Facebook just announced new steps to combat hate speech and harassment on their massive platform. Pema Levy at Mother Jones interviewed our own Malkia Cyril in reporting the news this weekend:

“All of these are steps in the right direction and they required a tremendous amount of leadership from the civil rights community,” said Malkia Devich-Cyril, executive director of the racial justice group Media Justice. But, she added, the company will need to invest in longterm structural changes to make sure civil rights remains a priority at Facebook. “While these short term investments are critical, without longterm investments, these changes go to waste.”

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