The Guardian: White nationalists are openly operating on Facebook. The company won’t act

The Guardian: White nationalists are openly operating on Facebook. The company won’t act. “Facebook promised to ban white nationalist content from its platform in March 2019, reversing a years-long policy to tolerate the ideology. But Red Ice TV is just one of several white nationalist outlets that remain active on the platform today.”

NBC News: Inside Facebook’s efforts to stop revenge porn before it spreads

NBC News: Inside Facebook’s efforts to stop revenge porn before it spreads. “In interviews with NBC News, members of Facebook’s team tasked with clamping down on revenge porn spoke publicly about their work for the first time. They recounted a number of missteps, including a poorly communicated pilot program inviting people to pre-emptively submit their nude photos to Facebook.”

WTVD: How social media users get around Facebook’s ban on gun sales

WTVD: How social media users get around Facebook’s ban on gun sales. “Gun sellers are outsmarting Facebook and getting around the social media giant’s ban on the sale of weapons. It’s against Facebook’s policy to post weapons, ammunition, or explosives for sale, but that’s not stopping these prohibited items from being sold online on social media forums. An ABC11 viewer brought this to our attention after they said they would report each ad they found of a weapon for sale, but they claim the post remained for days or new ones would pop up.”

The Next Web: Why some accounts are getting banned for ‘suspicious’ group names on WhatsApp

The Next Web: Why some accounts are getting banned for ‘suspicious’ group names on WhatsApp. “Yesterday, GizChina reported some WhatsApp users are getting banned for ‘suspicious’ group names. According to a Reddit thread, a user changed a university group name to something that was indicative of child sexual abuse.”

Washington Post: Why did Google take action against some pro-Trump ads? It’s one of the many mysteries of its political ad rules.

Washington Post: Why did Google take action against some pro-Trump ads? It’s one of the many mysteries of its political ad rules.. “Last month, Google took action against seven ads purchased by President Trump’s 2020 campaign, claiming that they violated the company’s rules — even though they had been viewed at least 24 million times. But Google said little else: It didn’t share a copy of the ads in question or disclose what standards they had violated. To experts, those unknowns are just two of many mysteries that demonstrate the company’s continued struggles to spot and shield users from potentially problematic political content with the 2020 presidential election a year away.”