Facebook leak underscores strategy to operate in repressive regimes

Exclusive: users are allowed to praise mass killers and ‘violent non-state actors’ in certain situationsFacebook users are permitted to praise mass murderers and “violent non-state actors” in certain situations, according to internal guidelines that un…

Exclusive: users are allowed to praise mass killers and ‘violent non-state actors’ in certain situations

Facebook users are permitted to praise mass murderers and “violent non-state actors” in certain situations, according to internal guidelines that underline how the tech corporation is striving to operate in repressive regimes.

The leak also reveals that Facebook maintains a list of “recognised crimes” and instructs its moderators to distinguish between those and “crimes not recognised by FB” when applying the company’s rules.

Related: Facebook guidelines allow for users to call for death of public figures

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This post was originally published on Human rights | The Guardian.


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