And Aung Suu Kyi's role/inaction in all this doesn't seem to get mentioned in any of the articles linked. Okay.
Facebook has banned 20 organizations and individuals in Myanmar, including the country's commander-in-chief, following a United Nations report formally accusing the military regime of serious human rights abuses. Despite having received years of complaints about how the authorities were using Facebook to spread hateful …
Tuesday 28th August 2018 00:58 GMT Shadow Systems
Just ban FB already.
Just block all (non VPN) access to FB, declare FB a hive of scum & villany, & declare all FB holdings everywhere but the U.S. as frozen until/unless it stops fekkin around & plays nice.
You want Zuck to stop beating around the bush? Start costing him & his shareholders billions per day & watch how fast that prick gets his shite straightened out.
Fuck FB. Fuck it with a spinning metal barge pole. Sideways. Repeatedly.
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Tuesday 28th August 2018 05:34 GMT the Jim bloke
Tuesday 28th August 2018 06:31 GMT Anonymous Coward
'building artificial intelligence tools that help us identify'
Where's the AI to show how corrupt tech-valley really is? Its not happening in America. WhatsApp use is dangerously high, with Instagram expanding because few know its all the same con. By the time most Americans figure it out, everyone will have been bar-coded and trust-scored for the ovens:
Most Americans don’t know the identity of Instagram’s parent, which is just fine with Facebook.
Facebook gives users trustworthiness score
Tuesday 28th August 2018 08:05 GMT LDS
"because moderators don't need to speak a language to tackle issues like nudity"
Nor are they required to know history, as when they banned Phan Thi Kim Phuc photo by Nick Ut.
That's what happen when you hire cheap "Mechanical Turks" (© Amazon) to perform this kind of work.
After all, " Ignorance is Strength", and if look at Zuck and FB, there's something true in it.
Also, FB will remove hateful contents, as soon as you notify it about each of them, one by one....
Tuesday 28th August 2018 09:06 GMT HolySchmoley
Tuesday 28th August 2018 10:27 GMT LDS
"In what sense is nudity an 'issue'?"
Politicians sending photos of their penis to teenagers? Sexual predators looking for victims? Bullying? Revenge porn?
There are instances when "nudity" can be an issue - again, is a matter of context - which needs trained and knowledgeable people to act upon.
Also, there are laws to abide to - they may be wrong or right, but as a company you have to abide.
Tuesday 28th August 2018 09:31 GMT Danny 2
I started to post on The Independent comments section after The Guardian banned me, about 2010. I got dragged into a personal dispute by several long time posters and another pre-existing poster, let's call him CR. CR asked me to check him out because he claimed to be a Buddhist monk and an acclaimed artist who'd painted Aung San Suu Kyi while she was under house arrest. Everyone else said he was a delusional old racist.
So I checked him out, and because I had worked for search engine companies he soon regretted asking me to check him out.
His claims were all true, but so were theirs. His work is hung in prestigious galleries, he did paint Aung Sang Suu Kyi. I found all his previous posts there, and posts he made on other sites under other names. He was a 65 year old fascist, belonged to a group associated with the EDL that promoted and posed with firearms. He came from near Newcastle but lived in Thailand. He painted nude female children, like seven year olds, he claimed they were his neighbours daughters who loved him and his money. He'd also volunteered to teach art to a local primary school. He had taken offence at various people online and had harassed them in evil, mad ways. Utter expletive of a man.
He was not best pleased at me for revealing all of that with supporting links, tried too late to cover his tracks, and tried to come after me as far as he could - he couldn't though, I'd kept anonymous.
I sent my evidence to the local primary school that had allowed him in, and the headteacher said she was horrified but it had been before her time. I networked the victims of his online trolling. I didn't do anything to help his Thai neighbours because I couldn't think how to credibly warn them.
Anyway, he claimed to be a friend of Aung San Suu Kyi, and she certainly let him paint her for months, so I strongly suspected back then she too was dodgy.
Tuesday 28th August 2018 10:22 GMT RobertLongshaft
Tuesday 28th August 2018 12:38 GMT disgruntled yank
"Facebook has many of the same characteristics of authoritarian regimes and totalitarian systems, academics have noted."
Same characteristics as?
And if so, what then? Would it be better if FB were the free-swinging hippie commune that some tech types prefer to imagine all of Silicon Valley as, yet still allowed incitement to murder?
Tuesday 28th August 2018 13:17 GMT LDS
Oh, even those could degenerate in systems alike authoritarian regimes and totalitarian systems.
It was only an explanation that those systems will willfully act in their self-interest only, regardless of the outcomes, and won't admit any wrongdoing. It doesn't really matter how they come from.
Just look at was happening in the Catholic Church...
Thursday 30th August 2018 12:10 GMT Moog42
Engineers of the new miracle machine...
Engineers of the new miracle machine stood aghast as the human race quickly decided to use it for nefarious purposes. "We totally didn't see that unprecedented bad usage coming", said a spokesperson before pointing to the terms and conditions of use in defense.