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Content Moderation

Come together to stop spread of suicide content, TikTok urges Facebook, Google, Snapchat, others

It is proposed that nine social media firms speedily identify violent, graphic content, including suicide, and swiftly notify the others.

22 Sep 2020 7:33 PM

Content goes by Facebook community standards, not ideology, India head says about Ankhi Das controversy

Ajit Mohan said the content team is guided only by community standards enforced globally and is independent of the local policy team.

20 Sep 2020 4:21 PM

As things get heated on internal message boards, Facebook mulls moderating employees' posts

A year ago on getting complaints about heated, abusive posts, Google told staff to be responsible and thoughtful on internal message boards.

18 Sep 2020 5:42 PM

Tech This Week | Should India have its own social media content moderation rules?

Platforms are diverse and a one-size-fits-all approach will not work.

05 Sep 2020 6:03 PM

Facebook, Twitter crack down on Russia, China agents trying to sway US election

State-led influence campaigns were prominent on social media during the 2016 US elections and have been seen around the world.

07 Aug 2020 7:11 PM


Zuckerberg rubbishes making deal to go soft on Trump

Facebook’s CEO was reacting to stories in leading US media that raised questions about possible special treatment to Trump.

20 Jul 2020 10:32 PM

Why India needs to be the centre for content moderation reform

A significant number of moderators for most platforms are contracted through companies such as Cognizant, Genpact, and Accenture.

16 May 2020 3:10 PM

Moderators who sued Facebook for mental distress from watching graphic content to be compensated

The settlement grants US moderators who were part of the class action lawsuit USD 1,000 each totalling USD 52 million.

13 May 2020 8:41 PM

Covid consipracy theory video ‘Plandemic’ viewed by millions before Facebook, YouTube can take it down

Its spread illustrates how easy it is to use social media as a megaphone for dubious content, and how difficult for platforms to remove it.

13 May 2020 7:51 PM

Facebook throws open ‘hateful memes’ challenge for researchers to develop algorithms to tackle it

The social media giant is leaning on AI to filter out objectionable content as the coronavirus has sidelined most of its human moderators

13 May 2020 4:56 PM


Tech This Week | Will Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ make the internet a safer place?

Best case scenario: The body achieves incremental progress by laying out key principles that guide Facebook’s content moderation efforts.

11 May 2020 5:11 PM