Facebook asks users if posts contain hate speech

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SAN DIEGO  - Facebook users were in a frenzy Tuesday after the social media app asked them if posts contained hate speech.

"All of a sudden Facebook has added a button to EVERY SINGLE POST ON MY FEED asking if it's hate speech," Twitter user Sean Breslin posted Tuesday.

Users took to Twitter with snarky comments about the survey.

When users clicked on the "Yes" button, they were prompted to "Give Feedback on This Post." Yet the feedback options weren't quite clear -- only stating "Hate Speech," "Test P1," "Test P2," and "Test P3."   Facebook explained that they are using the feedback to help them "learn when something's not right."

Facebook responded to Gizmodo, a technology publisher, request for comment on the survey.

“This was an internal test we were working on to understand different types of speech, including speech we thought would not be hate. A bug caused it to launch publicly. It’s been disabled.”

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