May 22, 2017

Leaks 'expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy'

The newspaper said it had managed to get hold of more than 100 manuals used internally at Facebook to educate moderators about what could, and could not, be posted on the site. Facebook moderators interviewed by the newspaper said the policies Facebook used to judge content were "Inconsistent" and "Peculiar". The Guardian says its glimpse into the internal decision-making process at Facebook was likely to renew calls for the site to be more carefully policed and for more transparency on how it judges what people post. "In a statement, Monica Bickert, Facebook's head of global policy management, said:"We work hard to make Facebook as safe as possible, while enabling free speech. As well as human moderators that look over possibly contentious posts, Facebook is also known to use AI-derived algorithms to review images and other information before they are posted.

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