Day 1 Talk2Facebook ~ Content Moderation

My humble thoughts:-

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?

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…

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 <> to
bring yourself up to speed.

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?


*Ali Hussein*

Digital Transformation

Tel: +254 713 601113

Twitter: @AliHKassim

Skype: abu-jomo


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On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 6:01 AM Kelvin Kariuki via kictanet <> wrote:

> Hi There!
> Hoping you are having a great week, we are delighted to invite you to this
> 4 days series on “Talk2Facebook”, on Day 1, we are eager to hear from you
> on issues surrounding Content Moderation on FB!
> Content Moderation is a delicate balance between freedom of speech and
> censorship. Share your comments, experiences, and challenges with regard to
> Facebook Services along the following themes:
> a) Should FB be moderating digital content on their platform or should it
> be open and liberal?
> b) If FB can moderate content on its platform, how can it balance out
> different cultural expectations where a single post in one jurisdiction is
> considered acceptable while it becomes un-acceptable in another?
> c) How can FB moderate content without being considered a gatekeeper or
> violating freedom of speech?
> d) Has your content posted on FB ever been flagged as un-acceptable and
> what was your reaction/experience? Is there a process of appeal?
> We hope to hear from you today as tomorrow we will be talking about Data
> Protection Issues.
> Have a great day!
> Rest of the Program:
> Day 2: Data Protection
> Day 3: Human Rights & Transparency
> Day 4: Connectivity & Wrap Up
> Warm Regards,
> Tr. Karis
> Walu
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