13 Jul 2020

Facebook and Instagram ban all posts promoting conversion therapy

On Thursday, Instagram announced that it planned to ban all forms of content promoting conversion therapy, which is a highly controversial practice consisting of forcefully changing an individual’s sexual orientation. A spokesperson for Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, stated that the recent change in policy expands on an earlier rule that

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06 Jul 2018

Facebook apologizes after censoring portion of US Declaration of Independence as hate speech

Facebook’s content moderation system flagged a local newspaper’s post containing a segment of the U.S. Declaration of Independence for violation of hate speech standards. Facebook acknowledged the removal was a mistake caused by imperfect processing of millions of reports every week. The story is the most recent in Facebook’s difficulties

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