Facebook ban on white nationalism too narrow, say auditors

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 02/07/2019 19:26

Facebook’s new policy banning white nationalism from its site has been undercut by the company’s decision to ignore content that does not use the term “white nationalism”, according to an external audit.

The auditors, appointed by Facebook in 2018 to oversee its goals of “advancing civil rights on our platform”, said Facebook’s overly narrow implementation of its own rules was hampering moderation.

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