moderation

programming

Discord Just Banned a Server Selling DeepNude, an App That Undresses Photos of Women

A small community of people is dedicated to reviving DeepNude, a program that creates non-consensual nudes of women.
Samantha Cole
7.1.19
Social Media

The Mark Zuckerberg Deepfakes Are Forcing Facebook to Fact Check Art

The artist who made this week's first Zuckerberg deepfake made another, in protest of the platform supressing his work.
Samantha Cole
6.14.19
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
tech-features

Confessions of a Reddit 'Karma Whore'

My years-long journey to the top of Reddit's karma leaderboards has only made me feel more alone.
Brian Burlage
5.31.19
tech-internet

Minds, the ‘Anti-Facebook,’ Has No Idea What to Do About All the Neo-Nazis

Minds is home to neo-Nazis, and wants its users to help decide what content stays on the site.
Ben Makuch
Jordan Pearson
5.28.19
YouTube

YouTube Livestream of Congressional Hearing About ‘Rise of White Nationalism’ Is Filled With White Nationalism

The live comment section of the YouTube live stream of the House Judiciary hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism was filled with hateful trolls.
Caroline Haskins
4.9.19
content moderation

Internal Google Email Says Moderating Christchurch Manifesto ‘Particularly Challenging’

Google saw an issue with moderating the Christchurch terrorist’s so-called manifesto in part because of its length, telling moderators to mark potential copies or sections as “Terrorist Content” if they were unsure.
Joseph Cox
3.19.19
moderation

This Chrome Extension Lets You Tune Out Toxic Comments Online

“Tune” is an app that uses machine learning to filter what it thinks is “toxic” content, but it’s far from perfect.
Samantha Cole
3.13.19
Hacking

Hackers Baselessly Blame Women and ‘SJWs’ for the End of DerbyCon Security Conference

The founder says the charge is ‘baseless,’ but that hasn’t stopped employees at some of the most important infosec companies from posting misogynistic comments in a closed Facebook group.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.23.19
Instagram

Leaked Documents Show How Instagram Polices Stories

Motherboard has obtained internal documents that show how Instagram moderators grapple to police the service's popular Stories feature.
Joseph Cox
12.31.18
Censorship

Tumblr’s Algorithm Thinks Vomiting Unicorns, Raw Chicken, and Boot Cleaners Are Porn

Users have been sharing their innocuous posts that have been deemed #TooSexyForTumblr.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.4.18
Steam

Steam Will Start Moderating Its Forums, But Developers Can Opt Out

Valve will begin reviewing posts and making decisions about what can and can’t be posted in Steam's forums.
Matthew Gault
9.20.18
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