Censorship Rules Facebook Leaked-No Objection to Images
Live videos of self-esteem can be shown on Facebook because they have a “social interest.” The same goes for images of naked people in a concentration camp.
This is evidenced by leaked internal documents from Facebook, which are owned by the English newspaper The Guardian. The newspaper published more than 100 internal memos of Facebook that contain criteria and censorship rules of the network.
Animal abuse, bullying of children and abortions are in many cases also no problem. But revenge porn may not be posted.
It is for the first time that these frequently contested Facebook guidelines have come out. The company has been under fire for some time because of the live broadcast of killing or removing the world-famous picture of a nude girl in the Vietnam War.
Moderators have an average of ten seconds to assess whether a message can be heard by the bracket, from the documents dubbed by The Guardian to the Facebook Files.
Anonymous Facebook employees complain in the documents that they cannot handle the job. They also find the rules confusing and contradictory because naked abortions are not right and if the bullying of children has a sadistic character, the message must also be removed.
Facebook has two billion users worldwide. Per minute 1.3 million posts are posted. According to the Facebook Files, 6.5 million fake accounts are created per week. The company also puts software in place, for example, to ignore some nude pictures.
Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management of Facebook, acknowledges in The Guardian that it is difficult to get agreement on rules within the company. “People in UK & Europe have a very different idea of what’s okay to share than people in Asia. Wherever you draw the line, there will always be a gray area somewhere.”
Among other things, the United Kingdom is going to vote to regard Facebook as a journalism medium that must adhere to similar rules to the BBC or newspapers. Facebook does not want to.
“We are not a traditional media company. We do not write news that people read.”