Facebook needs to be more open about its hate speech policy

On Wednesday, ProPublica published a report that outlines some pretty bizarre reasoning behind Facebook's approach to hate speech and censorship. Evidence shows that Facebook has a moderation policy that could favor "white men" over "black children,"... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2017-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Some Facebook content reviewers will focus solely on hate speech

Facebook isn't just interested in cracking down on fake accounts. While discussing the firm's latest Community Standards Enforcement Report, company VP Justin Osofsky revealed during a call that the social network will run a pilot program where some... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-05-23 18:11:00 UTC ]
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Facebook bans Alex Jones and other controversial figures for hate speech

In the latest sign that social media giants are feeling the heat for allowing their platforms to amplify voices of extremists, Facebook on Thursday banned conspiracy theorist and InfoWars founder Alex Jones and the accounts of other controversial figures. The company, citing violations of... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-03 00:10:00 UTC ]
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Facebook bans Alex Jones and other controversial figures for hate speech

In the latest sign that social media giants are feeling the heat for allowing their platforms to amplify voices of extremists, Facebook on Thursday banned conspiracy theorist and InfoWars founder Alex Jones and the accounts of other controversial figures. The company, citing violations of... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-03 00:10:00 UTC ]
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Facebook and Twitter Could Face Fines in Germany Over Hate Speech Posts

A Facebook office in Berlin. A report published on Tuesday found that Facebook and Twitter had failed to meet a German target for removing hate speech from their platforms. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2017-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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"Let’s clarify what free speech is and is not": An open letter to the industry from Pride in Publishing

Being a book publisher comes with a set of tough moral responsibilities. You provide livelihoods for authors and booksellers, your hiring decisions can greatly influence how UK culture is shaped, and you’re also a company with a duty of care towards your staff. Sometimes these duties come into... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-23 03:23:48 UTC ]
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Trump, Facebook, and the weaponization of free speech

Yesterday—as protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, continued across the US—things that President Trump said caused trouble again, and drove the news again. First, Trump laid into governors on a conference call that quickly leaked to the press; he called... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-06-02 12:08:10 UTC ]
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STM and AAP raise alarm over US policy change on Open Access

The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) has written to the US Office of Science and Technology Policy expressing its “alarm” at rumours that the Trump administration is considering a “precipitous” move to require all federally funded research to be... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-18 20:30:17 UTC ]
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What to know about Europe’s fight on platform hate speech

As with antitrust violations or copyright law and data infringements, 2019 is seeing European regulators getting more feisty when it comes to cracking down on hate speech. The post What to know about Europe’s fight on platform hate speech appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-07-12 04:00:09 UTC ]
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Facebook has known since 2018 it was being used to incite hate

Facebook knew as early as 2018 that its platform was being used to incite division and violence, a company official told MPs in Ottawa on Thursday. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-06-06 12:45:00 UTC ]
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Far-right Facebook groups 'spreading hate to millions in Europe'

Avaaz uncovers 500 accounts using fake news to spread white supremacy messageA web of far-right Facebook accounts spreading fake news and hate speech to millions of people across Europe has been uncovered by the campaign group Avaaz.Facebook, which is struggling to clean up the platform and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-05-22 04:00:20 UTC ]
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Facebook Audience Network Joined Google’s Open Bidding Program

Publishers using mobile ad network Facebook Audience Network now have another bidding option: the Open Bidding program from Google. The social network wrote in a blog post announcing the move, "Publishers are increasingly using unified auctions to maximize their advertising revenue. Bidding, as... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Twitter tweaks Facebook with new issue ads policy that exempts publishers

The policy requires advertisers to get certified to run ads that refer to an election or candidate, or advocate for big issues including abortion, civil rights and guns. The post Twitter tweaks Facebook with new issue ads policy that exempts publishers appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Policy allowing hate groups to meet at libraries comes under fire

The American Library Assn. is under fire for a new policy that will allow hate groups to meet in their facilities. Technically, the library group adopted an interpretation revision to its Library Bill of Rights that states that libraries should allow hate groups to use their facilities for... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-07-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook tweaks political ads policy, but not enough to satisfy irate publishers

Facebook is standing by its policy to include news publishers’ promoted stories in a political ad archive, disappointing publishers. The post Facebook tweaks political ads policy, but not enough to satisfy irate publishers appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘That’s YouTube’: Facebook opens Watch to all videos from publishers, creators

Facebook is adding a new feed to Watch that intersperses one-off videos from the Facebook pages people follow among episodic original shows. The post ‘That’s YouTube’: Facebook opens Watch to all videos from publishers, creators appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-06-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Tightened Its Policies on Advertising Accessories for Weapons

Starting Thursday (June 21), advertisers on Facebook can no longer promote weapon accessories and other related items to people under 18. The social network already had restrictions in place banning ads for weapon sales and modifications, such as magazines, but weapons accessories--such as... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-06-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Won’t Exclude News Publishers From Its Political Ads Policy

Facebook head of global news partnerships Campbell Brown explained in a blog post why news publishers will not be exempted from the social network's recent introduced policy on political ads. Facebook announced last month that all election-related and issue ads in the U.S. on both Facebook and... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook, New York Times Execs Get Into Heated Debate Over Ad Policy

Campbell Brown, head of global news partnerships at Facebook, said publishers have "welcomed" the company's approach to including them in their political ads policy. Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times, called bullshit. Brown and Thompson were discussing the findings in the 2018 Reuters... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook won't exempt publishers from new political ad policy

If publishers think Facebook would give them an exemption from its new political ad disclosure policy, they have another thing coming. The social network's Campbell Brown has rejected calls for publisher exemptions to the "paid for" label in a blog... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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