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Facebook opens up about its content policies, asks feedback from users

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Facebook opens up about its content policies, asks feedback from users

Facebook announced that it would open up and explain its choices regarding “hard questions” such as dealing with propaganda, controversial content and false news, and welcome its users suggestions on topics. TechCrunch goes through the different questions that Facebook raises, giving some context about each.

In the first blog post of the series, Facebook gave more detail about how it currently counters terrorism on the platform. The company’s method is built on three elements: AI, human expertise and input from partners.

It remains to be seen to what extent Facebook will implement suggestions coming from outside the company. But in starting this conversation, the company is clearly acknowledging that it needs to be more open about its policies than before.

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Teemu Henriksson

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2017-06-16 11:04

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