Social media is it Toxic Bubble...

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by halo_jones, Jun 26, 2016.

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  1. Censorship is one reason Facebook is shite

     
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  2. Amazing that someone like a newspaper editor, who you would have assumed would know better, can still think this;

    Nope, it is a business and therefore designed to make its owners money.
     
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  3. True, but there you could report on the news and make money without resorting to clickbait

    Even the Torygraph is at these days
     
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  4. Some might be interested to read the leaked Facebook Moderators guide from 2012.

    The news story is here:

    Inside Facebook's Outsourced Anti-Porn and Gore Brigade, Where 'Camel Toes' are More Offensive Than 'Crushed Heads'

    The article does not link to the actual manual; but thoughtfully you can find it here.

    Facebook Outsourced Abuse Standards/Content Moderation Manual | Public Intelligence

    An interesting guide, if true, to how they categorize what is acceptable or otherwise.

    (Of course, given that they have just been caught a cold over the whole Russian adverts thing; a newer edition of the book appears to be in order!)
     
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  5. This is hysterical.

    Obviously I will remove the photos of my "Moose Knuckles" from my profile picture...... FacebookAbuseStandards_Page_12.jpeg
     
  6. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Interesting piece,rather clunkily translated...
    This is an ungainly sentence:
    The martial lexical field shows it: media propaganda is a war front per se.


    'Words as weapons'


    Do Isis regard La Francophonie as potentially more fertile ground for their mediaeval lunacy ?
     
  7. They certainly have a historical grievance with the French policy in the Levant, and a modern source of support in disgruntled Algerian youth in France.