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Sun May 21, 2017, 01:21 PM

Revealed: Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence: LEAKED POLICIES

Source: The Guardian

21 May 2017
Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant’s ethics.

Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are revealed for the first time in a Guardian investigation that will fuel the global debate about the role and ethics of the social media giant.

The Guardian has seen more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts that give unprecedented insight into the blueprints Facebook has used to moderate issues such as violence, hate speech, terrorism, pornography, racism and self-harm.

They illustrate difficulties faced by executives scrabbling to react to new challenges such as “revenge porn” – and the challenges for moderators, who say they are overwhelmed by the volume of work, which means they often have “just 10 seconds” to make a decision.

“Facebook cannot keep control of its content,” said one source. “It has grown too big, too quickly.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/may/21/revealed-facebook-internal-rulebook-sex-terrorism-violence



This looks like a Guardian exclusive. There are several articles on their front page.
www.theguardian.com

Why leak this?

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Reply Revealed: Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence: LEAKED POLICIES (Original post)
Equinox Moon May 2017 OP
WhiskeyGrinder May 2017 #1
mercuryblues May 2017 #2
WhiskeyGrinder May 2017 #3
KatyMan May 2017 #5
Control-Z May 2017 #6
KatyMan May 2017 #7
Control-Z May 2017 #9
PSPS May 2017 #4
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #8

Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:34 PM

1. "Why leak this?"

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So people who use Facebook know more about the policies they're supposed to adhere to. So they understand that those policies are enforced by people who are overworked and underpaid. So users can put pressure on Facebook to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. Transparency, in this case, is good.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #1)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:57 PM

2. I think you meant to say

underpaid and overworked.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:26 PM

3. Thank you, you're right!

That's what I get for day drinking, I guess.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #3)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:11 PM

5. It's Sunday.

Day drinking doesn't count.

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #5)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:00 PM

6. Good gawd!

Until right now I thought it was Saturday. Damn.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #6)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:56 PM

7. Well, when you think Sunday is Saturday and you really mean it

You get an extra weekend day. It's a rule. Take tomorrow off.

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #7)

Sun May 21, 2017, 09:22 PM

9. A little embarrassed to say I really meant it.

So I might need a note for tomorrow. OK?

Thanks!

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:09 PM

4. As usual, the discussion mistakingly brings up the "alarm free speech advocates" canard.

There is no "free speech" or "first amendment" when it comes to a private company and its publications or products. Facebook is under no obligation whatsoever to allow anything at all, let alone what's discussed in the article. It makes me laugh when they feel they have to "decide" that "snap the bitch's neck" is really OK and will be "allowed." Try to place an ad in the New York Times with such a phrase and see if they'll publish it.

Facebook is in it for nothing more than the money. The more people that use it, the more money they get for the advertising they run. Like most self-entitled under-taxed billionaires, Zuckerberg has no social conscience, no decorum, no sense of decency.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:24 PM

8. Big sites like FB can't say exact policies or people will game them. Leak gets general idea out.

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