Facebook Executives Feel The Heat Of Content Controversies

Posted by HardOCP News 8:58 AM (CDT)

Friday October 28, 2016

A group of executives at Facebook, speaking on the condition of anonymity, say that they were trained to identify objectionable content by company leadership, only to catch hell later when content that was removed sparks a debate or public outcry.

Facebook has long resisted calls to publicly detail its policies and practices on censoring postings. That approach has drawn criticism from users who have had content removed and free-speech advocates, who cite a lack of transparency and a lack of an appeals process for many content decisions. At the same time, some governments and anti-terror groups are pressuring the company to remove more posts they consider offensive or dangerous.