The Current | May 31, 2013 | 27:28

Cracking down on hate speech on Facebook

Some of Facebook's least popular pages have been scrubbed from the social media site. Pictures and jokes that encouraged violence against women angered many users. But an advertising boycott soon had Facebook rewriting its policies.

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