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France to ''embed'' regulators at Facebook to combat hate speech

•, BY Reuters

From January, Macron's administration will send a small team of senior civil servants to the company for six months to verify Facebook's ( FB ) goodwill and determine whether its checks on racist, sexist or hate-fuelled speech could be improved.
"It's a first," Macron told the annual Internet Governance Forum in Paris. "I'm delighted by this very innovative experimental approach," he said. "It's an experiment, but a very important first step in my view."
The trial project is an example of what Macron has called "smart regulation", something he wants to extend to other tech leaders such as Google, Apple and Amazon.
The move follows a meeting with Facebook's ( FB ) founder Mark Zuckerberg in May, when Macron invited the CEOs of some of the biggest tech firms to Paris, telling them they should work for the common good.