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Facebook Content Guidelines Have Been Leaked

From Harvard’s student body to global Internet users, Facebook has grown into the world’s leading social networking service. But has it gotten too big for its britches? Its confidential rulebook on sex, violence, and terrorism was recently leaked. The UK newspaper The Guardian cited “more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets, and flowcharts,” this week and uncovered the truth about Facebook’s secret protocol for deciding what its billions of users can post on the site. A source told the guardian, “Facebook cannot keep control of its content.” Leaked Facebook Content…

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Should Facebook Police Thought?

Freedom of speech is a fundamental right included in the architecture of all civilized societies. Still, freedom of speech is a contentious issue. This is the situation that Facebook is currently facing. As one of the largest social media platforms in the world, it is now a microcosm of society, and as such it includes all the quirks and foibles of the world. Unlike in offline interactions however, there is a permanence to things shared on the platform – and these posts are easily shared.This raises an interesting issue about…

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Should Facebook Police Thought?

Freedom of speech is a fundamental right included in the architecture of all civilized societies. Still, freedom of speech is a contentious issue. This is the situation that Facebook is currently facing. As one of the largest social media platforms in the world, it is now a microcosm of society, and as such it includes all the quirks and foibles of the world. Unlike in offline interactions however, there is a permanence to things shared on the platform – and these posts are easily shared.This raises an interesting issue about…

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Should Facebook Police Thought?

Freedom of speech is a fundamental right included in the architecture of all civilized societies. Still, freedom of speech is a contentious issue. This is the situation that Facebook is currently facing. As one of the largest social media platforms in the world, it is now a microcosm of society, and as such it includes all the quirks and foibles of the world. Unlike in offline interactions however, there is a permanence to things shared on the platform – and these posts are easily shared.This raises an interesting issue about…

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RiVE Eliminates Temptation To Text While Driving

As a society bred on text messages and social media, it can be a Herculean task to put down the phone while driving. Our Pavlovian response to the ding of a mobile notification can be deadly: Distracted driving claimed 3,477 lives in 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One 22-year-old entrepreneur, however, believes he has the answer to curbing texting while driving. Tyler Nathan, CEO of RiVE, wants to make driving safer for everyone with a new set of hardware and software that “eliminates the driver’s physical…

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Banned On Facebook: How The Social Network Tackles Controversial Topics

TechRadar has reported that a number of documents and manuals used to train Facebook’s moderators have been exposed in an investigative report by The Guardian, revealing the type of content users are and aren’t allowed to post on the social networking site. That includes taking some controversial stances. For instance, it’s allegedly Facebook policy to allow the livestreaming of video of people attempting self-harm, only removing the video “once there’s no longer an opportunity to help the person … unless [the videos] are newsworthy”. Another example is in relation to…

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