Day 1 Talk2Facebook ~ Content Moderation

What Walu had hinted on Ethiopia perhaps;

www.vice.com/en_us/article/xg897a/hate-speech-on-facebook-is-pushing-ethiopia-dangerously-close-to-a-genocide

On Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 7:38 PM kanini mutemi via kictanet <
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> 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.
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> And I agree it’s not just Facebook. Google too with the differential
> monetary treatment of content creators on YouTube.
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> On Wed, 16 Sep 2020 at 19:14, Walubengo J via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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>> Good question.
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>> FB personnel are on the group/list and we believe we shall be hearing
>> from them soon 😉
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>> On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 05:43:37 PM GMT+3, Grace Mutung’u <
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>> Walu,
>> That’s actually interesting….non interference in the US but engagement
>> with government in Africa? What makes different spaces get different
>> approaches?
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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
>> kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke > wrote:
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>> Hi Teacher Karis,
>> 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,
>> Grace
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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
>> find the balance?
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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 <
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>> Hi There!
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>> Hoping you are having a
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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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>> Content Moderation
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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
>> liberal?
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>> c) How can FB moderate
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>> content without being considered a gatekeeper or violating freedom of
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>> We hope to hear from you
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>> today as tomorrow we will be talking about Data Protection Issues.
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>> Day 3: Human Rights &
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>> Day 4: Connectivity &
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>> Wrap Up
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>> Warm Regards,
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