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Facebook plans launch of its own “Supreme Court” for handling takedown appeals

Facebook plans launch of its own “Supreme Court” for handling takedown appeals

Surely this initiative will create meaningful change...
September 18th, 2019|Tags: , |

On Wednesday September 18, 2019, Ars Technica wrote:
The site boasts more than 2.4 billion monthly active users, and even if only half of those accounts posted content, the result would still be a mind-boggling volume of photos, memes, videos, and text. Keeping up with content that other users flag and report is an utterly thankless task that has lingering harmful effects on the people who do it.

Facebook has had an extremely difficult time trying to write universal guidelines defining hateful or threatening speech in recent years.

Bickert in her written testimony spoke extensively of Facebook's efforts to combat hate speech, extremism, and terrorist content on the site.

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Serving the Technologist for more than a decade. IT news, reviews, and analysis. Ars Technica has recently written 5 articles on similar topics including facebook:
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  • "Overlap with FTC is rare, but it's one more investigation for the growing pile". (September 26, 2019)
  • "Critics accuse Facebook of unfairly stifling competition. Snap brought receipts". (September 23, 2019)
  • "Committee requests decades' worth of records relating to basically everything". (September 13, 2019)
  • "States are following the lead of several federal and international agencies". (August 20, 2019)