Conspiracy and alternative histories are on the rise. People are beginning to question everything. I'm surprised the major media conglomerates are reporting the new Facebook debacle. What gets me on this issue is the that these profiling methods and selling of data has been known for quite some time. I remember when so called 'conspiracy theorists' warned us all how the social network sites were gathering data on everyone. Nobody listened. Until now! Unfortunately, it's too late because the system already has been built. Do you think dismantling the machine is a feasible possibility?
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Posted 30 March 2018 - 09:13 AM
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Posted 28 May 2018 - 03:34 PM
Facebook releases content moderation guidelines – rules long kept secret
A year after the Guardian revealed Facebook’s secret rules for censorship decisions, the company has released a public version
The disclosure comes amid a publicity blitz by the company to regain users’ trust following the Observer’s revelation in March that the personal Facebook data of tens of millions of users was improperly obtained by a political consultancy.
Other details include bans on posts in which an individual admits to using non-medical drugs “unless posted in a recovery context”, posts that compare a private individual to “animals that are culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior or to an inanimate object”, and images that include the “presence of by-products of sexual activity” unless the content is intended to be satirical or humorous.
One guideline bans images that include a “visible anus and/or fully nude close-ups of buttocks unless photoshopped on a public figure”. Spam messages are not allowed to “promise non-existent Facebook features”. The company also bans so-called “false flag” assertions (eg claiming that the victims of a violent tragedy are lying or are paid actors), defining such statements as harassment.
But the document leaves out the kind of specific examples of policy enforcement that the Guardian published in the Facebook Files. Those documents – which were used for training content moderators – revealed how complicated it is to apply seemingly straightforward standards. According to training slides on hate speech, for example, the statements “You are such a Jew” or “Migrants are so filthy” are allowed, but writing “Irish are the best, but really French sucks” is not.
The release of Facebook’s rules draws attention to the difficult work of the 7,500 content moderators – many of them subcontractors – who are tasked with applying the rules to the billions of pieces of content uploaded to the platform. The low-paid job involves being exposed to the most graphic and extreme content on the internet, making quick judgments about whether a certain symbol is linked to a terrorist group or whether a nude drawing is satirical, educational, or merely salacious.
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“Now that we know about the policies, what can we know about the people who can enforce them?” said Roberts. “How can we be assured they have the support and information they need to make decisions on behalf of the platform and all of us?”
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 12:25 PM
Google wants to censor the internet to tackle 'cyber harassment, racism and venting', leaked document reveals
85-page document blames a number of factors for the 'erosion' of free speech
The report lists several 'bad behaviours' on the internet, including racism
Anonymity, cyber harassment and venting all deemed part of a wider problem
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 12:45 PM
Maybe google should promote educating people on how to detect rhetoric and phallacy instead of appointing themselves the police of speech impediments.
Governments and corporations don't want that. An educated public would see right through all the bullshit and point out the real problems within an argument.
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