In Moderation

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
2 days ago
In Moderation

Facebook’s Own Training Materials Fell for Fake News

As the 2 billion user-strong platform grapples with misinformation, a training document for Facebook content moderators incorrectly claimed an image was of violence in Myanmar.
Joseph Cox
9.5.18
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
Facebook

Leaked Documents Show Facebook’s ‘Threshold’ for Deleting Pages and Groups

During testimony to lawmakers, Facebook did not provide specifics on the threshold Pages or Groups have to cross before being deleted. Documents obtained by Motherboard layout those limits.
Joseph Cox
7.18.18
In Moderation

Internal Documents Show How Facebook Decides When a Poop Emoji Is Hate Speech

Facebook trains its moderators to recognize when emojis violate the social network site’s policies as well, including for sexual solicitation, hate speech, and bullying.
Joseph Cox
6.7.18
In Moderation

These Are Facebook’s Policies for Moderating White Supremacy and Hate

As hate speech continues to be a top issue for social media platforms, we are publishing an extended selection of training material showing how Facebook sees the issue of white supremacy and hate more generally.
Joseph Cox
5.29.18
In Moderation

Here’s Facebook’s Internal Policy on Pepe the Frog

The far-right adopted Pepe the Frog as its own symbol of intolerance. Breaking with its policy of allowing fictional characters to push hateful messages, Facebook banned certain images of Pepe, according to internal documents.
Joseph Cox
5.25.18
In Moderation

Leaked Documents Show Facebook’s Post-Charlottesville Reckoning with American Nazis

After a white supremacist killed a protester in Charlottesville in 2017, Facebook pushed to re-educate its moderators about hate speech groups in the US, and spell out the distinction from nationalism and separatism, documents obtained by Motherboard show
Joseph Cox
5.25.18
In Moderation

Leaked Documents Show How Instagram Polices Content to Prevent ‘PR Fires’

Besides revenge porn and terrorism, flags for moderators include ‘Nazi,’ ‘Cartel,’ and ‘Gang,’ according to leaked training documents for Instagram workers.
Joseph Cox
5.14.18
In Moderation

Leaked Documents Show Facebook’s Struggles With Dick Pics

Motherboard has obtained training material for Facebook moderators which shows the social media giant's shifting policy on "unsolicited adult nude genitalia imagery sharing," or dick pics.
Joseph Cox
5.10.18