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Meta Releases Inside Details Related To How The Company Enforces Content Rules

Facebook’s parent firm is showcasing in the form of a quarterly report how it really follows or sticks to its own content rules and regulations.

This is actually the first time ever that we’re seeing the firm shed light on how it actually applies its newsworthy allowances for posts on the platform.

To put it simply, it’s all about how many times the firm finds it alright to violate its own regulations, in case a post appears to be newsworthy.

So, if you’re wondering why it matters so much, well, it’s all related to public safety and that’s been questioned. Remember, the US midterms are on their way and that’s why things like this matter.

On average, during a span of just one year, Meta was able to allow a staggering 68 posts or stories that it felt were ok to publish, despite knowing they violate its policies.

This is actually the very first time since Meta has gone public with the exceptions it makes about newsworthy content. For those who may not know, this rule was first introduced by the company in the year 2016.

At that time, it had no choice because there was a lot of criticism and negativity arriving its way in this regard. The story was related to a war image that featured one naked girl trying her best to flee her own nation after it was under attack.

At first, Meta felt it was an image that didn’t go in line with its child nudity policy. Later, it altered sides by adding it back with claims that it had some major significance historically.

The curiosity surrounding how the app actually balances it all has been in question lately. The elections are coming up and the Facebook app usually doesn’t seem to think that putting up speeches of politicians is actually something that it feels to be newsworthy.

So how come the news of Facebook going public about how it moderates which news is worth space on the app and which isn’t has made its way out today? Well, the Oversight Board which happens to be a whole new or separate identity is stated to have made the recommendation.

This is the same body that made heads turn when it recommended the upholding of former US President Donald Trump’s account until the year 2023.

There was another talk about images given space on the app related to the current Ukraine-Russian war and why the company did find such content newsworthy too.


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