Thursday, June 29, 2017

Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children – ProPublica

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by Julia Angwin, ProPublica, and Hannes Grassegger, special to ProPublica, In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of “radicalized” Muslims. “Hunt them, identify them, and kill them,” declared U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, a Louisiana Republican. “Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.” Higgins’ plea for violent revenge went untouched by Facebook workers who sco.  show all text
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@MaelleGavet on Twitter
@MaelleGavet: Don’t like the sensationalist headline but otherwise really good analysis of FB censorship rules; @JuliaAngwin
@cindygallop on Twitter
@cindygallop: quiz: which of these is a protected class: female drivers, black children, white men?; answer: white men
@loic on Twitter
@loic: “Facebook moderation woudl work like this”
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