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A Huffington Post Journalist's First-Hand Account Of Harassment On Facebook

Earlier this month, when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about his company’s use of consumers’ data, he said, “we do not allow hate groups on Facebook, overall.”

That statement spurred one journalist to speak out. Jesselyn Cook is a reporter for the Huffington Post who has spent the last several months being harassed on Facebook.

After her picture was posted on a pro-Trump Facebook group, thousands of people have attacked her in vile ways.

The Show spoke with her about what happened to her and why she thinks it crossed the line from free speech to hate speech.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.