content moderation

In Moderation

Facebook and YouTube Are Failing to Detect Terrorist Content in Arabic

"Jihadists are aware that Arabic, in addition to considering it a sacred language, provides a linguistic firewall which their adversaries find difficult to penetrate."
Moustafa Ayad
8.9.19
tech-social-media

Facebook's First 'Civil Rights Audit' Is the First Step in Climbing Everest

Facebook's Civil Rights Audit, published on Sunday, recommends the platform also ban implicit forms of white nationalism.
Joseph Cox
6.30.19
tech-social-media

Twitch Sues to Identify Users Who Uploaded Christchurch Video and Porn to Its Platform

Users posted the violating material to the section of Twitch for Valve-developed game 'Artifact' over Memorial Day weekend.
Joseph Cox
6.17.19
In Moderation

Pinterest Bans Anti-Abortion Group Live Action for Posting Misinformation

Live Action posted "misinformation related to conspiracies and health," Pinterest said. It continues to thrive on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Jason Koebler
6.12.19
YouTube

YouTube's Bungled PR Announcements Made Carlos Maza's Harassment Worse

YouTube rolled out a major policy change amid a high-profile harassment campaign by Steven Crowder's fans.
Rebecca Lewis
6.9.19
tech-social-media

Security Contractor at Facebook Content Moderation Facility Arrested for Allegedly Threatening People With a Gun

The individual worked at a facility belonging to Cognizant, a Facebook contractor. Police arrested him while at work, but the alleged assault didn't happen on site.
Joseph Cox
6.7.19
content moderation

YouTube Miserably Fails to Explain Why It Didn’t Ban Steven Crowder

The platform has rolled out a series of confusing tweets and background statements about Steven Crowder's antagonism of Vox's Carlos Maza.
Jason Koebler
Mack Lamoureux
6.5.19
tech-social-media

Twitter Has Started Researching Whether White Supremacists Belong on Twitter

"Is it the right approach to deplatform these individuals? Is the right approach to try and engage with these individuals? How should we be thinking about this? What actually works?"
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
5.29.19
Facebook

There’s No ‘Correct’ Way to Moderate the Nancy Pelosi Video

When Facebook announced it wouldn’t take down an altered viral video of Nancy Pelosi, experts disagreed as to whether or not the platform made the right call. But there may not be a right call.
Caroline Haskins
5.29.19
tech-social-media

Twitch Flooded with Streams of 'Game of Thrones', Porn, and the Christchurch Attack Video

After no one watched streams for Valve-created game Artifact, some users started their own meme streams. Then other content seeped in.
Joseph Cox
5.27.19
tech-social-media

A Popular YouTuber Read the Christchurch ‘Manifesto’ to Half a Million Subscribers

YouTube left the video online for over two days, allowing it to generate tens of thousands of views and spread to other channels.
Joseph Cox
5.13.19
In Moderation

Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too.

A Twitter employee who works on machine learning believes that a proactive, algorithmic solution to white supremacy would also catch Republican politicians.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
4.25.19
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