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Day 1 Talk2Facebook ~ Content Moderation

Yes Walu. Would be great to hear from them on that. It’s more concerning
when paid for content is prioritized over organic content. Now that we’re
diving into an election cycle- eyeballs are for sale and the winner (big
spender) takes it all.

And I agree it’s not just Facebook. Google too with the differential
monetary treatment of content creators on YouTube.

On Wed, 16 Sep 2020 at 19:14, Walubengo J via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

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> On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 05:43:37 PM GMT+3, Grace Mutung’u <
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> That’s actually interesting….non interference in the US but engagement
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> On Wednesday, 16 September 2020, Walubengo J <jwalu@yahoo.com> wrote:
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> At the moment FB is struggling with online content issues with respect to
> the US elections…from media reports I get the feeling they are preferring
> the non-interference stance to content but I stand to be corrected.
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> I get the feeling fake-news on digital platform may require capacity
> building of the general masses – over and above what FB may, or may not do.
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> On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 12:06:33 PM GMT+3, Grace Mutung’u via
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> With regard to content moderation, I am wondering if Facebook has anything
> in the pipeline for upcoming Kenya elections. This is coming from reports
> on their recent work in Ethiopia. I got the sense that Facebook engaged
> with the government but still didn’t help to contain content that led to
> offline violence. There is also a sense from civil society reports that
> Facebook took down content that should have stayed up or may have blocked
> dissenters. My question is therefore what they learnt from that experience
> in Ethiopia or other African countries they have engaged in.
> Warm regards,
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> On Wed, 16 Sep 2020 at 11:30, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke > wrote:
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> My humble thoughts:-
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> 1. How can we align current laws to go after the culprits who misuse
> platforms like these. With this, I also mean platform owners themselves.
> Policy Makers and Regulators the world over have unfortunately been caught
> flat-footed by these Gatekeeper Platforms. Like a knife, they can do a lot
> of good (in the kitchen!) but also be used as lethal weapons. How do we
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> 2. Let me ask a question – At a bar, a party, or even in the bedroom is
> there someone moderating our conversations or behaviors? Unless of course,
> you are in China where even the cockroach in your kitchen has been profiled
> by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party). This is not a joke…
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> 3. The Net Neutrality (yes..still my pet peeve :-)) debate must be
> revived. If we all had paid attention to this critical issue we probably
> would not be having these conversations. For those of you who are new to Net
> Neutrality click here <en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_neutrality> to
> bring yourself up to speed.
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> 4. Last but not least, Gatekeeper Platforms have a fiduciary
> responsibility and a social contract to keep the platforms clean and
> usable. The problem here is that we will be giving these guys too much
> power. Again, how do we find the balance?
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> Regards
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> On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 6:01 AM Kelvin Kariuki via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke > wrote:
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> Hi There!
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> great week, we are delighted to invite you to this 4 days series on
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> “Talk2Facebook”, on Day 1, we are eager to hear from you on issues
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> Content Moderation on FB!
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> is a delicate balance between freedom of speech and censorship. Share your
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> a) Should FB be
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> moderating digital content on their platform or should it be open and
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> today as tomorrow we will be talking about Data Protection Issues.
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> Rest of the Program:
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> Day 2: Data Protection
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> Day 3: Human Rights &
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> Transparency
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> Day 4: Connectivity &
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