Tubefilter: TikTok Moderators Were Told To Suppress Videos Made By Marginalized Users Because They Might Be Bullied

Tubefilter: TikTok Moderators Were Told To Suppress Videos Made By Marginalized Users Because They Might Be Bullied . “In a section of its moderation guidelines called ‘Imagery Depicting A Subject Highly Vulnerable To Cyberbullying,’ the platform instructs moderators to mark people ‘susceptible to harassment or cyberbullying based on their physical or mental condition’ as ‘Risk 4,’ a level that restricts their content to only being viewed by users within their own countries. That’s the geographic level.”

Ars Technica: Why can’t Internet companies stop awful content?

Ars Technica: Why can’t Internet companies stop awful content?. “Many of us are baffled by the degradation of the Internet. We have the ingenuity to put men on the Moon (unfortunately, only men so far), so it defies logic that the most powerful companies on Earth can’t fix this. With their wads of cash and their smart engineers, they should nerd harder. So why does the Internet feel like it’s getting worse, not better? And, more importantly, what do we do about it?”

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.”

BBC: Facebook removes 11.6 million child abuse posts

BBC: Facebook removes 11.6 million child abuse posts. “Facebook has released the latest figures in its efforts to remove harmful content from its platforms. They reveal 11.6 million pieces of content related to child nudity and child sexual exploitation were taken down between July and September 2019. For the first time, Facebook is also releasing figures for Instagram and including numbers for posts related to suicide and self-harm.”

Mashable: Pretend you have the worst job with Facebook’s content moderation quiz

Mashable: Pretend you have the worst job with Facebook’s content moderation quiz . “If you’ve ever wanted to cosplay as an underpaid, mentally exhausted, trauma-exposed contract worker well then, oh boy, do we have some great news for you. Everyone’s favorite facilitator of hate speech, Facebook, announced a new quiz on Wednesday that provides an opportunity to briefly play as one of its tens of thousands of third-party content moderators.”

BBC: The woman who tracks ‘dark’ Instagram accounts

BBC: The woman who tracks ‘dark’ Instagram accounts. “Intervening to help suicidal Instagram users is not a role Ingebjørg [Blindheim] would have chosen for herself. She doesn’t work for the social media site, and she isn’t paid for what she does. Nor is she formally qualified to offer help, having received no training in mental healthcare. Instead she feels compelled to act, realising she’s often the last chance of help for those posting their despair online.”

The Atlantic: Inside R/Relationships, the Unbearably Human Corner of Reddit

The Atlantic: Inside R/Relationships, the Unbearably Human Corner of Reddit. “There are more than 1 million subreddits on Reddit, though the number of active communities is somewhere around 140,000. With more than 2.6 million members, r/relationships is currently number 74 on the site by size—a little less popular than basketball, a little more popular than tattoos. Last month, it recorded more than 40 million pageviews, and added an average of 1,516 new members each day.”