Big Tech Is as Monolingual as Americans – Foreign Policy (Media)


Posted on May 9, 2019  /  0 Comments

“The biggest barrier to policing social media is language.”

Article based on a draft white paper published by LIRNEasia.

Future anthropologists, scouring a snapshot of today’s social network sites, might conclude that homo sapiens was a species that worshipped cats and hated each other.

Companies like Facebook and Twitter say they’re doing their best to fight this: They have fairly comprehensive rules about the kind of content they want gone from their platforms. For example, Facebook’s Community Standards say that “in an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we do not allow any organizations or individuals that proclaim a violent mission or are engaged in violence, from having a presence on Facebook. … We also remove content that expresses support or praise for groups, leaders, or individuals involved in these activities.”

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