Content Moderation Case Study: Social Media Services Respond When Recordings Of Shooting Are Uploaded By The Person Committing The Crimes (August 2015)

from the real-time-decision-making dept Summary: The ability to instantly upload recordings and stream live video has made content moderation much more difficult. Uploads to YouTube have surpassed 500 hours of content every minute (as of May 2019), making any form of moderation inadequate. The same goes for Twitter and Facebook. Read more…

Content Moderation Case Study: Facebook Nudity Filter Blocks Historical Content And News Reports About The Error (June 2020)

from the content-moderation-is-hard dept Summary: Though social media networks take a wide variety of evolving approaches to their content policies, most have long maintained relatively broad bans on nudity and sexual content, and have heavily employed automated takedown systems to enforce these bans. Many controversies have arisen from this, leading Read more…

Days After FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly Suggests Trump’s Section 230 Exec Order Is Unconstitutional… His Renomination To The FCC Is Withdrawn

from the petty-shit dept Earlier today we wrote about how Ajit Pai was pushing ahead with the Commerce Department’s silly FCC petition regarding a re-interpretation of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. We noted that it wouldn’t actually be that hard to just say that the whole thing is Read more…