Zuckerberg says, no place for hate speech on Facebook

, 1:53 PM IST

Berlin: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says more work still needs to be done to police hate speech on the social media site in Germany.

Answering a question on Friday at a town hall event in Berlin, Zuckerberg said: “Hate speech has no place on Facebook” and that he had being instituting better controls on monitoring and removing it.

German officials have expressed concerns about far-right and other groups using Facebook to spread their messages. Zuckerberg talked personally with Chancellor Angela Merkel about the issue last year.

Zuckerberg says “until recently in Germany I don’t think we were doing a good enough job, and I think we will keep needing to do a … Better job.”

He says Facebook in Germany now treats migrants as a “protected class” of people.