Media 2018-12-30T11:05:05-05:00

Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men From Hate Speech But Not Black Children

ProPublica

A trove of internal documents sheds light on the algorithms that Facebook’s censors use to differentiate between hate speech and legitimate political expressions.

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Are Jokes About Men ‘Hate Speech’? Facebook Seems To Think So

The Daily Dot

Women are getting banned for reacting with humor—meanwhile, their harassers are going unpunished.

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Facebook Is Banning Women For Calling Men ‘Scum’

The Daily Beast

Women had accounts banned from Facebook for responding to male trolls with sentences like ‘men are trash,’ in part because the company classifies white men as a protected group.

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Facebook’s Uneven Enforcement Of Hate Speech Rules Allows Vile Posts To Stay Up

Propublica

We asked Facebook about its handling of 49 posts that might be deemed offensive. The company acknowledged that its content reviewers had made the wrong call on 22 of them.

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A White Man Called Her Kids The N-Word. Facebook Stopped Her From Sharing It

Washington Post

In making decisions about the limits of free speech, Facebook often fails the racial, religious and sexual minorities Zuckerberg says he wants to protect.

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Facebook Blocked A Newspaper Article About Police Brutality

The Verge

Facebook blocked a New York Daily News article about police brutality from being shared

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Facebook Didn’t Seem To Care I Was Being Sexually Harassed Until I Decided To Write About It

Huff Post

Two months ago, a pro-Trump Facebook group posted my photo and asked its 72,000 members if they would “smash or pass.”

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Internal Documents Show How Facebook Decides When A Poop Emoji Is Hate Speech

MotherBoard

Facebook trains its moderators to recognize when emojis violate the social network site’s policies as well, including for sexual solicitation, hate speech, and bullying.

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Facebook Lets Users Post About Killing Immigrants And Minorities

The Daily Beast

The company touts its new tech for catching hate speech. But neither the filter nor Facebook’s human monitors caught a hundred posts calling for people to be shot.

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Facebook has a pattern of allowing and profiting from discrimination

Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users By Race

ProPublica

After ProPublica revealed last year that Facebook advertisers could target housing ads to whites only, the company announced it had built a system to spot and reject discriminatory ads. We retested and found major omissions.

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Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination

The New York Times

Facebook allows companies to buy recruitment ads that only certain age brackets could see

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Facebook Vowed To End Discriminatory Housing Ads. Suit Says It Didn’t

The New York Times

Fair housing groups filed a lawsuit in federal court on Tuesday saying that Facebook continues to discriminate against certain groups, including women, disabled veterans and single mothers

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Facebook Will Remove 5,000 Ad Targeting Categories To Prevent Discrimination

The Verge

The company’s ad platform is still being heavily scrutinized for its targeting tools
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Ex-Facebook Manager: Black Staffers Face Discrimination And Exclusion

The Guardian

Mark S Luckie alleges racism against African American employees and says site is biased against black users

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