State Secretary for the Digital Economy of France Cédric O announced Facebook has agreed to hand over to judges the identification information of users in the country suspected of hate speech, Reuters reports. Facebook has previously transferred IP addresses and other identification data to French judges in cases related to terrorist and other violent incidents. Following a meeting between Cédric O and Facebook Head of Global Affairs Nick Clegg, the tech company agreed to extend its efforts to hate speech. Meanwhile, a Brazilian federal appeals court ruled a fine against Facebook for withholding WhatsApp messages from a drug-trafficking investigation should be reduced from $528 million to $6 million.
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