content moderation

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
Social Media

TikTok Has a Nazi Problem

TikTok, which is mega popular with children and teens, has a problem with blatant, violent white supremacy and Nazism.
Joseph Cox
12.18.18
Social Media

TikTok, the App Super Popular With Kids, Has a Nudes Problem

TikTok is seen as being child-friendly. But a section of the social media platform is dedicated to hunting for nude images from its underage users.
Joseph Cox
12.6.18
Facebook

86 Organizations Demand Zuckerberg to Improve Takedown Appeals

Facebook is heeding criticism for its content takedown and account deactivation appeals process, which was initiated alongside the company’s expanding content moderation practices.
Caroline Haskins
11.15.18
Facebook

Content Moderator Sues Facebook, Says Job Gave Her PTSD

In the class action lawsuit, the woman says that thousands of content moderators are subjected to "highly toxic" content as part of the job.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
9.24.18
Facebook

John Oliver Calls Facebook 'a Fetid Swamp of Mistruths and Outright Lies'

Oliver goes long on Facebook's content moderation problems.
Jason Koebler
9.24.18
In Moderation

Facebook Is Reviewing its Policy on White Nationalism After Motherboard Investigation, Civil Rights Backlash

"Facebook ignores centuries of history, legal precedent, and expert scholarship that all establish that white nationalism and white separatism are white supremacy."
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
9.20.18
eu

EU Passes Controversial Copyright Law With ‘Link Taxes’

Lawmakers exempted non-commercial and smaller platforms from the directive, but opponents of the law still worry that it will lead to greater censorship on the internet.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.12.18
cat out of the bag

Manafort's Daughter's Lawyers Pressured Twitter to Delete Links to Hacked Text Messages

In July, a freedom of information activist dumped an unredacted cache of text messages allegedly hacked from Manafort's daughter's phone.
Joseph Cox
9.10.18
one job

Journalists Are Not Social Media Platforms’ Unpaid Content Moderators

During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Wednesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted how much the platform relies on reports from journalists on to counter offending content on the site.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
9.5.18
Scunthorpe Problem

Life on the Internet Is Hard When Your Last Name is 'Butts'

The “Scunthorpe problem” has never really been solved and for people with "offensive" last names, this can be a real pain in the ass.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.29.18
Facebook

The Impossible Job: Inside Facebook’s Struggle to Moderate Two Billion People

Moderating billions of posts a week in more than a hundred languages has become Facebook’s biggest challenge. Leaked documents and nearly two dozen interviews show how the company hopes to solve it.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
8.23.18
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