Facebook has acknowledged that it needs to do more to combat racism on its platforms and is setting up two groups to examine its policies and algorithms.

Instagram’s Equity Team and Facebook’s Inclusive Product Council will look for bias in algorithms and work to make both platforms “safe and fair” for all.

Facebook has been criticised for failure to crack down on racist groups.

Others have complained about the suppression of black voices on Instagram.

In a statement, Instagram’s vice-president of product, Vishal Shah, said: “The racial justice movement is a moment of real significance for our company. Any bias in our systems and policies run counter to providing a platform for everyone to express themselves.

“While we’re always working to create a more equitable experience, we are setting

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