Facebook accused of shielding far-right activists who broke its rules

Facebook accused of shielding far-right activists who broke its rules”

"If the content is indeed violating it will go", Allan stated. Yet despite Facebook's policies stating it won't accept hate speech, Channel 4's undercover investigation still found examples of hate speech not being purged from Facebook.

Facebook claims that some of what was discussed in the program does not reflect their policies or values.

Retail Excellence has today suspended its partnership with social media giant Facebook after a Channel 4 documentary exposed some of the controversial practises and content moderation within the company.

In its first two days on Facebook, the video was shared 44,000 times, and it was still up years later when Channel 4 investigated. Even if Robinson or pages affiliated with Britain First repeatedly broke the rules, they could be kept afloat because of "shielded review".

Normally, shielded reviews are only given to government and news organizations, but it was also granted to extremist United Kingdom far-right group Britain First and its leader Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson.

A Government spokeswoman said: "While some online platforms have taken important steps to improve safety, we have long-held concerns about their effectiveness in enforcing their own terms and conditions and ensuring United Kingdom citizens are not exposed to harmful content".

An undercover investigation carried out by Channel 4 revealed that Facebook moderators were told not to remove certain graphic videos from the site.

Another meme showed a little girl being held underwater, with the caption "when your daughter's first crush is a little negro boy".

People all around the world use Facebook to connect with friends and family and openly discuss different ideas.

"But I just don't agree that that is the experience that most people want and that's not the experience we're trying to deliver".

The reporter was told this was a post that should not be removed.

The report also found that instances of hate speech, including a comment directed at Muslim immigrants to "fuck off back to your own countries", were allowed to stay on the site.

Early this year, more than 100 child health experts have urged Facebook to withdraw the app.

Who is responsible for the content that appears on Facebook? "It's all about making money at the end of the day", an unnamed Facebook moderator allegedly told the filmmakers. "We take these mistakes incredibly seriously and are grateful to the journalists who brought them to our attention", Facebook vice president Monika Bickert wrote in an official post.

Facebook has taken heat from critics on multiple fronts, whether in terms of its efforts to battle fake news or its mishandling of user data during its interaction with now-defunct political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. "We are providing additional training and are working to understand exactly what happened so we can rectify it".

Like this



19 July 2018
Syrian regime forces close in on area near Israeli-annexed Golan Heights
The regime also took control of a strategic hill that overlooks the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state media said. The Russian-backed offensive has advanced swiftly, unopposed by President Bashar al-Assad's foreign adversaries.

19 July 2018
Partygoer bites off woman's nose after being asked to leave
Doctors urged her to go under the knife within the next two weeks to avoid further complication - but the woman is not insured. The suspect was temporarily staying with a next-door neighbor of the 28-year-old victim, identified only as Tatiana .

19 July 2018
Lost clubs? Oh well, how about a pre-Open round with Tiger
Back at the British Open for the first time in three years, Woods broke from his tradition on Tuesday morning. It's a decidedly different landscape from when the erstwhile Boy Wonder last won a major, in summer 2014.

19 July 2018
Iran files complaint against USA at International Court of Justice
US crude oil exports to India hit a record in June as Indian refiners moved to replace supplies from Iran and Venezuela. He did not name the country he had not yet consulted. "I'm very confident they understand".

19 July 2018
Xbox reveals plans for Gamescom 2018
And although there's the mention of "a few surprises" it's unclear whether they'll announce any major new AAA games. Lastly, Microsoft announced a handful of games that will be present on the show floor at their booth space.

19 July 2018
Barack Obama appears to condemn 'shameless' Donald Trump
The 14,000 people who came to see Obama speak in Johannesburg broke out regularly into thunderous applause throughout the talk. Obama has often credited Mandela for being one of the inspirations in his life.

19 July 2018
Normal service resumes on Tour: Sky domination as Geraint Thomas takes yellow
Froome is 59 seconds further back and 2014 champion Vincenzo Nibali trails the Briton by six seconds. Several riders, including Gilbert, were dropped quickly into the climb.

18 July 2018
Five takeaways from the Trump-Putin summit
The only tangible sign of progress was Putin's gift of a World Cup soccer ball to Trump. The Russian foreign ministry tweeted back: "We agree".

18 July 2018
Frye returning to Cavaliers on one-year million deal
Frye is the Cavs' first offseason signing since superstar LeBron James left as a free agent for the Lakers . The contract for White has $750K guaranteed if the forward is not waived by August 5.

18 July 2018
Fortnite Adds Submachine Gun, Vaults Tactical SMG
So whether or not you've fallen into the Fortnite hype, you have to acknowledge the magnitude of what's happening with this game. Epic have been really on the ball with new weapons lately after adding the dual pistols, drum gun, and thermal scoped AR.