Facebook, Twitter urged to do more to police hate sites

NEW YORK – The Simon Wiesenthal Center says tech giants Facebook and Twitter are the efforts of terrorists and hate groups on their sites, but more work needs to be done.

The organization has its annual digital terrorism and hate report card in New York City on Tuesday.

The group gave a B-plus on Facebook, a B-minus to Twitter and a C-plus to Google. Representatives of the three companies not immediately return e-mails seeking comment.

Wiesenthal Center senior researcher Rick Eaton showed messages on the Facebook-owned Instagram urging violent attacks on the upcoming World Cup in Moscow.

He said that such messages be taken quickly, but not before the promoters of terrorism to transmit their message.

The Los Angeles-based Wiesenthal Center is dedicated to the fight against anti-semitism, hate and terrorism.

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