Kamala Harris: Facebook removes racist posts about US vice-president-elect

By James Clayton
North America technology reporter

Publishedduration24 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Images

Facebook has taken down a string of racist and misogynistic posts, memes and comments about US Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris.

The social network removed the content after BBC News alerted it to three groups that regularly hosted hateful material on their pages.

Facebook says it takes down 90% of hate speech before it is flagged.

One media monitoring body described the pages as "dedicated to propagating racist and misogynistic smears".

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