Facebook questioned by civil rights groups about Russian-backed content, ‘pervasive bigotry’

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Civil rights groups demanded Facebook explain how its policies enabled Russian-backed groups to post divisive content on the social media platform, saying in a Monday letter that it was the latest instance where Facebook has enabled “pervasive bigotry.” Among the 19 groups that signed the letter were the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,…