ABC News: Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

ABC News: Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign. “Facebook said Tuesday that it deleted about 66,000 posts a week in the last two months as the social media giant cracks down on what it deems to be hate speech. The company said in a blog post that deleting posts can ‘feel like censorship,’ but that it is working on explaining its process better and improving its enforcement of hate speech.”

New York Times: Facebook, Free Expression and the Power of a Leak

New York Times: Facebook, Free Expression and the Power of a Leak. “The First Amendment protects our right to use social networks like Facebook and Twitter, the Supreme Court declared last week. That decision, which overturned a North Carolina law barring sex offenders from social networks, called social media ‘the modern public square’ and ‘one of the most important places’ for the exchange of views. The holding is a reminder of the enormous role such networks play in our speech, our access to information and, consequently, our democracy. But while the government cannot block people from social media, these private platforms can.”

Digital Trends: In Case You Missed That LOL, Facebook Messenger Video Now Has Emoji Reactions

Digital Trends: In Case You Missed That LOL, Facebook Messenger Video Now Has Emoji Reactions. “Video chats inside Facebook Messenger are starting to look a lot like, well, the rest of Facebook. On Monday, the social media platform launched several special effects inside Messenger’s video capability, including emoji reactions, camera filters, and masks that respond to movements and facial expressions.”

Facebook: Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube Announce Formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

Facebook: Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube Announce Formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism. “Today, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are announcing the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which will help us continue to make our hosted consumer services hostile to terrorists and violent extremists.”

Nikkei Asian Review: South Korean antitrust agency moving to control Google, Facebook

Nikkei Asian Review: South Korean antitrust agency moving to control Google, Facebook. “South Korea’s antitrust watchdog is joining a global trend to regulate internet companies such as Google and Facebook over their indiscreet collection of information on the web, with the aim of limiting any monopoly they might have on the use of big data.”