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White Supremacy in Action at Facebook: Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men but Not Black Children

A trove of internal documents reviewed by ProPublica sheds new light on the secret guidelines that Facebook's censors use to distinguish between hate speech and legitimate political expression. The documents reveal the rationale behind seemingly inconsistent decisions.  Read more.

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