While Facebook was credited during the 2010-2011 “Arab Spring” with facilitating uprisings against authoritarian regimes, the documents suggest that, at least in some instances, the company’s hate-speech rules tend to favor elites and governments over grassroots activists and racial minorities.In so doing, they serve the business interests of the global company, which relies on national governments not to block its service to their citizens.(The exact rules are in the slide show below.) Facebook has used these rules to train its "content reviewers" to decide whether to delete or allow posts.
In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of “radicalized” Muslims. A trove of internal documents reviewed by Pro Publica sheds new light on the secret guidelines that Facebook’s censors use to distinguish between hate speech and legitimate political expression.
“Hunt them, identify them, and kill them,” declared U. The documents reveal the rationale behind seemingly inconsistent decisions.
“That is the reality of having policies that apply to a global community where people around the world are going to have very different ideas about what is OK to share.” Facebook’s rules constitute a legal world of their own.
They stand in sharp contrast to the United States’ First Amendment protections of free speech, which courts have interpreted to allow exactly the sort of speech and writing censored by the company’s hate speech algorithm.
Over the past decade, the company has developed hundreds of rules, drawing elaborate distinctions between what should and shouldn’t be allowed, in an effort to make the site a safe place for its nearly 2 billion users.
The issue of how Facebook monitors this content has become increasingly prominent in recent months, with the rise of “fake news” — fabricated stories that circulated on Facebook like “Pope Francis Shocks the World, Endorses Donald Trump For President, Releases Statement” — and growing concern that terrorists are using social media for recruitment.
Business accounts can be setup to sell items directly from the page using apps providing by companies other than Facebook.
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The post was removed and her Facebook account was disabled for seven days.
But a May posting on Facebook by Boston poet and Black Lives Matter activist Didi Delgado drew a different response. Start from this reference point, or you’ve already failed,” Delgado wrote.
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