Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has taken to her Facebook page to urge the social media platform to apply stricter controls to its content.
In a lengthy post, the 16-year-old Swede wrote: “I am, like many others, questioning whether I should keep using Facebook or not. Allowing hate speech, the lack of fact checking and of course the issues of interfering with democracy...are among many, many other things that are very upsetting.
"The constant lies and conspiracy theories about me and countless of others of course result in hate, death threats and ultimately violence. This could easily be stopped if Facebook wanted to.”
The teenage activist posted the above message to Facebook
She added: ”I find the lack of taking responsibility very disturbing. But I'm sure that if they are challenged and if enough of us demand change - then change will come.”
The teen also shared that in recent days peop have been tryuing to “impersonate” her in order “to communicate with political leaders, famous actors, singers and musicians” and apologised to anyone who had been contacted.
Last week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Financial Services Committee in the US to answer questions about his new cryptocurrency, Libra, and the fact that his company doesn’t moderate hate speech or ban false statements.