Refugees Prompt Facebook to Target Racist Posts in Germany

Facebook Inc. said it would step up efforts to target racist posts on its German website after the government called on the social network to crack down on a surge in xenophobic outbursts against refugees. The U.S. company said it would join forces with a Germany Internet watchdog, a non-profit group called Voluntary Self-Monitoring of Multimedia Service Providers, to monitor suspected hate postings from users.