13 July 2016: The Weekly Takedown
by Jillian C. York | Jul 13 2016
Live video of the aftermath of the police shooting of Philando Castile was removed from Facebook, prompting Mark Zuckerberg to make a statement. Facebook later clarified its policy on moderation of live content.
An article in Recode explores whether Facebook can “flush out the media trolls” by using automated tools.
Facebook has—for the second time—removed a post from a Singaporean activist criticizing the country’s police.
In other news:
A first-person account in The Register describes an incident in which a mother was prompted to review photos of her children to ensure they weren’t sexually explicit following the removal of a post that was over six months old.
TechCrunch writer Josh Constine argues that Facebook needs a way to report content as “graphic but newsworthy.”
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