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August 05, 2020

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) will lead a letter to Facebook asking chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg to take concrete steps to enforce the company's policies against hate speech.

"It’s well past time for Facebook and all social media platforms to take both online violence against women and gendered disinformation campaigns seriously," Speier told The Post in a statement. “This is no secret and there is no excuse."

The letter was announced during IDDP's Forum on Misogyny and Hate Speech on Social Media on August 6, 2020.

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