Facebook moderators accused of turning blind eye to under-age accounts

19 July, 2018, 12:26 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • US-ANNUAL-ALLEN-AND-CO.-MEETING-IN-SUN-VALLEY-DRAWS-CEO'S-AND-BU

The revelations come in an investigation by Channel 4's Dispatches programme in which a reporter worked at Cpl Resources, Facebook's largest centre for United Kingdom content moderation.

Most of the pages granted shielded review are for governments and news organisations, but Robinson - whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - and the defunct political party Britain First were also given the same status. "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 reason, says the moderator, is that "they have a lot of followers so they're generating a lot of revenue for Facebook".

Facebook said it wouldn't hesitate to remove Tommy Robinson's page if he repeatedly violated the site's community standards, as it did with Britain First, and added that it already removes any content on his page that violate the company's guidelines.

"If the content is indeed violating it will go", Allan stated. At its high point, Britain First's now-banned page boasted around two million likes, and was, according to anti-fascist organization Hope Not Hate, the "second most liked Facebook page in the politics and society category in the United Kingdom - after the royal family".

Facebook said it does have a process to allow for a second look at certain Pages, Profiles, or pieces of content to make sure it has correctly applied its policies.

Facebook had earlier promised to double the number of people working on its safety and security teams this year to 20,000.

Syrian state media - Israeli rockets strike military position near Aleppo
Recall, July 8, the Israeli air force attacked the airfield "T-4" is located 70 km from Palmyra in East HOMS province. Earlier, Syrian media reported the missile strike near the airport of Aleppo .


Mobile Introduces $5/Day International Pass With 512MB of LTE Data
T-Mobile is making a couple of changes to its worldwide roaming data pass pricing to compete against Verizons. That cost isn't bad at all, and the passes can be bought through T-Mobile's app.


Adidas to use only recycled plastic by 2024
Adidas said its goal for next year is to make 11 million pairs of recycled shoes, which is 3 percent of its annual production. The material is cheap and versatile, but governments and consumers are increasingly aware of its huge environmental costs.


In a blog post published today, Monika Bickert, Facebook's vice president of global policy management, referring to the documentary, said: "It's clear that some of what is in the program does not reflect Facebook's policies or values and falls short of the high standards we expect".

Despite the statements from Facebook, other questionable content remain on the platform, as shown in the documentary, including a boy being beaten by a grown man; a meme that shows a girl whose head is dipped underwater with the caption "when your daughter's first crush is a little negro boy"; and a comment aimed at Muslim immigrants, saying, "f**k off back to your own countries".

"We have to have an admission that the person is underage", they said, according to the Sun.

In a particularly noteworthy moment, a Facebook trainer, employed through CPL Resources in Dublin, tells the undercover reporter how they handle a video of child abuse.

The NSPCC's Andy Burrows said the images were "shocking" and disputed Facebook's defence that allowing such videos could help identify and rescue abused children.

'Facebook understood that it was desirable to have people spend more time on site if you're going to have an advertising based business, you need them to see the ads'. "We take these mistakes in some of our training processes and enforcement incredibly seriously and are grateful to the journalists who brought them to our attention", said Allan.

"Moderators are told they can only take action to close down the account of a child who clearly looks 10-years-old if the child actually admits in posts they are under-aged", reported The Telegraph.

Recommended:



Popular

France's World Cup heroes arrive home to victory parade
The Etoile station is, for now, "On a 2 Etoiles" (We have 2 stars), to denote France's second World Cup victory. The Paris metro station Bercy was renamed "Bercy les Bleus" as a tribute to the French football team.

British Police Identify Russian Suspects In Novichok Attack
The samples gathered will now be analysed at two OPCW labs before the results are reported back to the UK. Mr Rowley, 45, survived coming into contact with the chemical and is still being treated in hospital.

Secret Service agent dies after suffering stroke in Scotland
Secret service the United States died after suffering a stroke during a visit of US President Donald trump in Scotland . Remagen, the son of a retired Secret Service employee, is survived by a wife and two small children.

'Batshit crazy': Trump discussed allowing Putin to interrogate United States ambassador
He reiterated that he believes the assessment of USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation did interfere in the election. Russian officials have said they want to interview Kremlin critics Bill Browder and former U.S.

'America's Got Talent' Trapeze Act Goes Horribly Wrong
Tyce upped the ante in the act when he slipped a blindfold over his eyes and reached out to catch Mary - but missed her. But Mel B yelled, "No!" The judges - including guest panelist Ken Jeong - and audience screamed and hid their faces.

Oddsmakers believe Raptors are favorites to land Kawhi Leonard
Leonard, 27, is a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, a two-time All-NBA selection and an NBA Finals MVP. Sheridan is a seasoned National Basketball Association reporter, spending most of his career at ESPN .

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is richest man in modern history
Last year, Oxfam International found that more than 80 per cent of earnings went to the top 1 per cent of the world population. It is believed that Bezos's stay above $150 billion may be short-lived as the stock slipped below $1,800 in extended trading.

Channing Frye headed back to Cavaliers on $2.4M pact
But Cleveland may make some other moves as the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions begin to rebuild without James. He has appeared in 49 career playoff games with the Trail Blazers, Suns and Cavaliers, averaging 7.0 points and 3.2 rebounds.

Love Island Georgia admits to cheating on boyfriends in entrance VT
The safe couples have a heated debate and eventually choose the couple they believe in least to be ditched from the show. Speaking up, Sam declared: "Me and Georgia have had to make a decision and we want to show everyone how strong we are".

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert sends message of thanks to LeBron James
After learning the billboard was coming down, some people headed over to take photos in front of it. The remaining James jerseys at the team store at Quicken Loans Arena also are being cleared out.