What Facebook does not tell you – how it edits content and when it doesn’t when it really should. Posted in the interest of preservation of damning information and evidence against Mark Zuckerberg.
The biggest surprise we found was that rather than facebook’s statement that due to the amount of content, content is moderated by bots, it is in fact moderated by flesh and blood monitors working for facebook sub-contractors. When you report a post to facebook it creates a “ticket” which is then reviewed by a moderator.
35 minutes into the “expose” the undercover videos show Facebook dealing with issues of:
- Child abuse
- Self harming
“MAD”; Marked as Disturbing. If you come across a video that is “covered”, that post has been marked as MAD. The content is not taken down facebook’s policy is that kind of censorship makes the platform unpopular.
The moderator can mark the content with a “Checkpoint”. This triggers additional review by experts on staff that determine whether further action on facebook’s part is appropriate. In a case of child abuse, dated material is marked as no further action. The same is true for suicide or self harming. Live content is sent to another level which determines whether or not facebook refers the content to authorities.
At the 36 minute mark hate speech is discussed. Zuckerberg himself testified that facebook’s hate speech policy is designed to protect groups of people from harm.
Little white girls are apparently not a “group”. Facebook doesn’t apply the same level of protection to classes of people.
Followers of Islam are protected. People against Islamic immigrants are not.
Feel to insert your class into the diagram and then what you do in the smaller circle. For example, If you hate all Islamists that’s protected. If you hate Islamist Rapists, that’s banned as hate speech. [40:08] Pages that might have hate speech are “shielded” and sent to the “Shielded Review Group” which determines what is taken down and what isn’t. In the example above, a page against Islamist Immigration is shielded until it posts five or more examples of “hate speech.
Now it gets fun. If the class of people are Trump Voters (noun) and the smaller group are people who support (verb) Trump. Supporters of Trump are a hate group. Wow! The vend diagram makes sense now.
Facebook consistently denies that decisions on higher levels of moderation are not profit driven.
This post should have probably been titled “Facebook Bullshit”, but I didn’t want to violate their “Community Standards”.
It got by the NBC censors in 1968, but not the Nazis @ Facebook.
Today I got the 30 day sentence to Facebook Jail. Now I will really see if my plans to depart Facebook are complete.