Engadget: Mark Zuckerberg explains Facebook’s ‘borderline’ content filtering plan

Engadget: Mark Zuckerberg explains Facebook’s ‘borderline’ content filtering plan. “Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that the social network plans to build a tool that will give you more control over the kind of content you see. Zuckerberg has penned a lengthy post detailing the social network’s challenges when it comes to content moderation and disinformation campaigns following a New York Times report that exposed its shady crisis response tactics. In it, he said that the company continues to train its AI systems to be able to detect content that violates its guidelines. Once those AI systems can better understand what they’re looking at, Facebook will be able to create a tool that can keep specific kinds of content you might find upsetting or unsavory out of your feed even if they don’t violate its standards.”

The Next Web: Digital rights groups demand Facebook let you appeal removed posts

The Next Web: Digital rights groups demand Facebook let you appeal removed posts. “A group of 88 civil liberties groups have penned an open letter to Facebook requesting the company allow users to appeal whenever their posts are removed — an option they currently do not have.”

The Verge: Facebook’s unsend feature will give you 10 minutes to delete a message

The Verge: Facebook’s unsend feature will give you 10 minutes to delete a message. “Facebook Messenger will soon allow you to delete sent messages up to 10 minutes after you’ve originally sent them. The feature is listed as ‘coming soon’ in the release notes for version 191.0 of Messenger’s iOS client. Compared to the hour Facebook gives you to delete an erroneous WhatsApp message, 10 minutes doesn’t give you too much time to correct yourself. But it’s a lot better than having your mistakes preserved eternally.”

Mashable: Gab goes offline after being dumped by hosting provider

Mashable: Gab goes offline after being dumped by hosting provider. “Gab has gone offline. The self-described ‘free speech social media platform’ is taking time off the internet, after landing under the spotlight when it was discovered the suspect involved in Pittsburgh’s synagogue shooting was a poster and user on the site.”

Make Tech Easier: How to Bulk-Delete Messages from Facebook Messenger

Make Tech Easier: How to Bulk-Delete Messages from Facebook Messenger. “How far back does your Facebook message history go? If you’re a millennial, maybe elementary school – not exactly the pinnacle of your intellectual life. Regardless of age, though, scrolling through your Messenger history can be cringeworthy. However, Facebook doesn’t really make deleting conversations a primary part of its messaging feature – they just naturally slide to the bottom as the chats fall into disuse, and the actual deletion function they’ve actually built in is painfully slow. Luckily, there are some browser extensions that can help you clean out your inbox a little faster.”