Facebook has continued to struggle with moderating content amidst the COVID-19 outbreak and things are only expected to ramp up as the U.S. presidential election approaches. Alex covers multiple recent stories concerning Facebook’s challenges with content moderation and shares an idea on how Facebook could work with new organizations and groups to better curate content.
Facebook’s ‘fact checkers’ are the real fake news after censoring Post story: nypost.com/2020/04/17/facebook-fact-checkers-foul-again-after-censoring-post-story/
Coronavirus protests test Facebook’s free speech pledges: www.politico.com/news/2020/04/20/coronavirus-protests-test-facebooks-free-speech-pledges-197724
Exclusive: Facebook agreed to censor posts after Vietnam slowed traffic: www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-facebook-exclusive/exclusive-facebook-agreed-to-censor-posts-after-vietnam-slowed-traffic-sources-idUSKCN2232JX
This is an excerpt from episode 87 of Winner Take All. Watch the full episode here: youtu.be/CFlNPRSzKuc
Originally Aired: 04/24/20
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