A set of training materials leaked to ProPublica reveal the guidelines for what Facebook moderators should consider “hate speech” and what counts as an attack that should be taken down, or could trigger an account suspension.
Included is a slide deck about protected groups that show why it’s not OK to curse at men, but why it’s fine to call for the complete segregation and exclusion of refugees and migrants.
The most alarming of the slides is a quiz from the slide deck that shows three groups: black children, female drivers and white men. The quiz asks which of the subgroups “do we protect” with content moderation and post take-downs.
The correct answer is: “white men.” Read more (6/28/17)
Under a new law passed in
Germany, Facebook and other social media platforms may have to pay
millions of dollars for failing to remove hate speech from their sites.
law, passed Friday, requires any social media company with more than 2
million German users to censor all posts that incite racism, defamation,
violence or other “obviously illegal” content.(New York Times)
This includes any false, slanderous “fake news” reports
published by users claiming to represent legitimate news sources.
Facebook, Twitter, Google and other social media sites fail to delete
such hate speech within 24 hours, they will face a fine of €5 million,
or $5.7 million, according to the Verge.
If the offensive content is not gone within a week, the companies could
be charged up to €50 million, or $57 million.
In cases where it’s
unclear whether or not the content of a post violates the new
regulations, sites have up to a week to make a decision.
The law goes into effect in October. Read more (6/30/17)
Professor Jordan Peterson, shortly after having his seminar crashed by dozens of noisy, disruptive students attempting to silence him for “hate speech” gives an incredible speech to the students who attended the seminar to hear him speak, encouraging them to educate themselves in order to defend logic and reasoning if needed, and concludes with the incredibly powerful line,
“Nothing’s more powerful than articulate speech! Nothing!”
so i kicked jim out of my house for being nazi scum
freedom of speech means everyone in the entire world has to listen to white supremacists advocate for genocide.
every single place where someone can speak must openly allow for white supremacists to preach about the joys of genocide at every given moment.
if there is a single person ever who doesn't want to support the advocation for genocide they are literally anti-freedom of speech and worse than the people advocating for genocide.
even though said nazis are literally not being jailed or murdered for what they're saying, and in fact are literally preaching how we should jail and murder people en masse for saying shit in opposition to their advocation for genocide.
their rights are being GROSSLY taken away.
and that's why you should let jim back in your house so he can go on another rant about how hitler was right.