Content Moderation Is Impossible: Facebook Settles Legal Fight Over Famous Painting Of A Woman’s Genitals (Techdirt)

Techdirt: Content Moderation Is Impossible: Facebook Settles Legal Fight Over Famous Painting Of A Woman’s Genitals. “Just a few months ago, as part of our ongoing ‘content moderation at scale is impossible’ series, we wrote about how Facebook has spent over a decade now struggling with how to deal with naked female breasts. There are a lot more details in that post, but it initially had a ‘no nudity’ policy, but that got difficult when someone would post famous artwork or breastfeeding mothers. Facebook’s policy keeps trying to change to adapt, but no matter what it does it keeps running into more and more edge cases.”

Search Engine Journal: 7 Effective Tactics to Defeat Internet Trolls

Search Engine Journal: 7 Effective Tactics to Defeat Internet Trolls . “To this day, trolls emerge from the dank recesses of their troll caves to stir up trouble in discussions, on social media, and anywhere they can make people mad. For the rest of us, there are ways to fight back and maintain civility, friendly discourse, and fun in our online communities – not in spite of the trolls, but in direct opposition to everything they stand for.”

Exclusive: An in-depth look at Facebook’s content police (Yahoo Finance)

Yahoo Finance: Exclusive: An in-depth look at Facebook’s content police. “Concerns about misinformation on Facebook reached a fever pitch after the 2016 presidential election, the outcome of which some have attributed to a Russian disinformation campaign on the platform. When revelations surfaced last year that Cambridge Analytica, a consulting firm hired by the Trump campaign, had harvested the data of 50 million Facebook users, distrust of the company worsened. In an exclusive interview at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters with the three executives who oversee content at Facebook, the company responded to its detractors.”

CNET: Facebook’s Zuckerberg and Sandberg very involved in content decisions, report says

CNET: Facebook’s Zuckerberg and Sandberg very involved in content decisions, report says. “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg are “incredibly involved” in the social network’s toughest content moderation decisions, according to a report by Yahoo Finance on Monday.”

The Verge: YouTube’s CEO explains why it leaves up ‘controversial or even offensive’ videos

The Verge: YouTube’s CEO explains why it leaves up ‘controversial or even offensive’ videos. “The concerns around YouTube moderation aren’t going away anytime soon. YouTube is still developing and revising policies to prevent major issues — its updated creator-on-creator harassment policy is still in the works, for instance — and bad actors will continue to push against the limits of those rules.”

Reuters: Russia tells Google not to advertise ‘illegal’ events after election protests

Reuters: Russia tells Google not to advertise ‘illegal’ events after election protests. “Tens of thousands of Russians staged what observers called the country’s biggest political protest for eight years on Saturday, defying a crackdown to demand free elections to Moscow’s city legislature. Multiple YouTube channels broadcast the event live.”

Washington Post: YouTube’s arbitrary standards: Stars keep making money even after breaking the rules

Washington Post: YouTube’s arbitrary standards: Stars keep making money even after breaking the rules. “YouTube stars attract millions of eyeballs and generate billions of dollars in ad revenue for the media giant, which pledges to run its business without tolerating hateful and otherwise harmful videos. But some of the workers hired to flag problematic content accuse YouTube of playing favorites, doling out more lenient punishments for top video creators whose work brings in the most money for the company.”