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 Is Making Millions Off A Nationwide Gun Permit Scam

The Huff Post

Concealed Online customers could be breaking the law without even knowing it.

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White Nationalist Groups Banned By Facebook Are Still On The Platform

Buzzfeed News

Facebook likes to make a PR move and say that they’re doing something, but they don’t always follow up on that.

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White Nationalist Are Openly Operating On Facebook. The Company Won’t Act.

The Guardian

Guardian analysis finds VDare and Red Ice TV among several outlets that are still on the platform despite Facebook’s promised ban

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Private Facebook Group Fans Flames Of Racist Hatred In Maine

Mainer News

The tech giant blows off warnings that Lewiston-Auburn group members are inciting violence against Muslim residents

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How Facebook And Amazon Help Hate Groups Raise Money

Mother Jones

The companies’ donation platforms benefit organizations that have pushed discrimination.

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Facebook And Instagram Let Neo-Nazis Run Clothing Brands On Their Platforms

The Huff Post

The companies are promoting Holocaust denial magazines and white supremacist baby T-shirts. Facebook removed the pages after HuffPost published this article

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Inside The Hate Groups On Facebook

Reveal News

Police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories, and Islamophobia

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Facebook Says White Nationalist Video Doesn’t Break New Policy Against White Nationalism

The Huff Post

HuffPost showed the company a racist, fear-mongering video by Faith Goldy. Not a problem, a spokesperson said.

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Facebook Let A Fake Posing As The Trump Campaign Run Political Ads

CNN

Facebook was allowing an obviously fake page that purported to be linked to President Trump’s reelection campaign to run ads on its platform

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The Trauma Floor

The Verge

The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

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A Facebook Content Moderation Vendor Is Quitting The Business After Two Verge Investigations

The Verge

Moderators complained of filthy offices and severe mental health strain

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“Men Are Scum”: Inside Facebook’s War On Hate Speech

Vanity Fair

The company blew it on privacy and fake news. Can it do better against trolls and racists? An exclusive embed with Facebook’s shadow government.

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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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Facebook Empowers Racism Against Its Employees Of Color

Medium

Facebook still has a black people problem. And a problem with individual contributors who are not white.

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FTC To Hold Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Liable For Any Future Privacy Violations

NPR

As part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg could be subject to penalties if his company doesn’t comply with an agreement over privacy violations.

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Facebook Does Have To Respect Civil-Rights Legislation, After All

The Atlantic

Activists just won a landmark case against the social network.

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Facebook Is Making Millions By Promoting Hate Groups’ Content

Sludge

Despite a company policy banning hate speech, the social media giant has taken in nearly $1.6 million from hate groups since mid-2018.

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