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    Facebook Has Started To Remove Hateful Comments About Lizzo, And The Troll Accounts Responsible For Them

    The company is apparently continuing to review reports that flag online hate.

    By now, we've all heard "Rumors," Lizzo's new musical collaboration with Cardi B.

    Lizzo is pictured laughing on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards in 2021
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    The song and accompanying video — which saw Lizzo and Cardi channeling their inner goddess while singing about gossip and noting ironically that "all the rumors are true" — dropped on Friday.

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    Its release marked Lizzo's first single since the Grammy-winning success of Cuz I Love You in 2019, and "Rumors" quickly climbed to the top of streaming service charts. The track has been streamed on Spotify more than 10 million times as of today.

    Despite her latest song's popularity, Lizzo received hate online after "Rumors" debuted last week. Many of the abusive comments were fatphobic and racist, and it seems like Facebook is now holding itself accountable for some of the social media trolls that shared them.

    Lizzo is photographed in Los Angeles in July of 2021
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    The company, which owns its namesake platform as well as Instagram, has reportedly confirmed that it removed hateful posts directed at Lizzo and accounts belonging to trolls responsible for the abuse, according to TMZ.

    Lizzo waves on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards in 2021
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    Facebook also reportedly said that it plans to continue monitoring the situation in case other comments surface in the future. Hate speech, bullying, and harassment violate Facebook's community guidelines.

    Lizzo appeared in an emotional Instagram Live a couple of days ago, where she broke down crying over the hurtful responses to "Rumors."

    It's a relief to hear that Facebook is, hopefully, taking this incident seriously and committed to doing so consistently moving forward.