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Day 1 Talk2Facebook ~ Content Moderation

Thank you Tr Karis. This topic couldn’t be timed more perfectly.

My concern with content moderation is its algorithms for both Facebook and
Instagram platforms. Undoubtedly it’s not girls that run the world anymore
(sorry Beyoncé) it’s algorithms. Given the central role they play-
algorithms can no longer be a preserve of the geeks. Any tweaks and changes
call for utmost transparency and a proper feedback system because after all
they affect real people.

Selective moderation (depending on location and audience) and badgering
tendencies are some of the common complaints.

What concerns me the most is the delicate interplay between these platforms
remaining as safe spaces for interactions/information sharing AND
marketplaces.

Currently there’s an uproar on IG because the rules of the game have
changed to make influencers work harder for their reach. The unintended
consequence is that common users, not for profit, political and social
pages are caught up in these changes making it impossible to survive in a
cut throat environment. When you log in you’re bombarded with influencer
after influencer after influencer posts. I consider that content
moderation.

What guides Facebook in refining its algorithm. Yes ‘make money’ but are
there are other principles?

On Wed, 16 Sep 2020 at 06:01, Kelvin Kariuki via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> 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
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> b) If FB can
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> moderate content on its platform, how can it balance out different cultural
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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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> d) Has your
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> reaction/experience? Is there a process of appeal?
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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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> 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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> Wrap Up
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> Warm Regards,
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