CBS News: Facebook bans earning cash from smut and hate. “Facebook just officially put the kibosh on shady ways to use its network for profit. The social media giant updated its standards and guidelines, effectively banning profit from a wide variety of potentially controversial and unsavory content.” Facebook can say anything it likes. We’ll see what continues to show up on my feed or in the ads.
The Guardian: Revealed: Facebook’s internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence. “Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are revealed for the first time in a Guardian investigation that will fuel the global debate about the role and ethics of the social media giant.”
TechCrunch: Facebook to add 3,000 to team reviewing posts with hate speech, crimes, and other harming posts. “A week after news broke of multiple videos of suicides posted on Facebook remaining on the site for hours, the company has announced a new plan to add 3,000 more people to its operations team to screen for harmful videos and other posts to respond to them more quickly in the future.” This is great – IF Facebook is hiring these people in such a way that they can get mental health support for doing this difficult and potentially traumatic job.