Facebook Releases “Secret” Content Posting Rules
Facebook had reportedly released last Tuesday its “secret” rules on how it polices content on its platform. A longer document which details what people can post had been made available on its website to clear up confusion and promote transparency regarding the company’s operations.
The document covers what kind of words and images Facebook would censor, such as videos of people wounded by cannibalism. However, such imagery is said to be allowed only with a warning screen and if it is “in a medical setting.”
According to Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice president of product policy and counter-terrorism, also added that the standards are still evolving based in part on input from more than 100 outside organizations and experts including those involved in counter-terrorism and child exploitation.