Facebook says Its community standards to clarify how it handles satire based on the recommendations of the supervisory committee.The change stems from A user posted an emoji that satirized “The Turkish government denies Armenian genocide efforts.”
Facebook initially deleted the post on grounds of anti-hate speech rules, but restored the post after the supervisory committee stated that the company’s withdrawal of the post was wrong.In its decision, the supervisory committee Facebook has previously stated that it has exceptions to certain satirical content rules, but that policy is not outlined in its official guidelines. Now, Facebook says it will do more to clarify how it handles satire.
Facebook wrote in the update: “We will add information to the community standards to make it clear that we believe that satire is part of our evaluation of context-specific decisions.” “This change will allow the team to evaluate potential hate speech violations. Consider sarcasm.”
The commitment to update its community standard language is Facebook’s only firm commitment to this case. The board also made several other recommendations, including users who should be able to cite exceptions to Facebook’s hate speech rules when appealing a review decision. Facebook said it is “evaluating” the feasibility of this and other recommendations. The company stated that it is “developing a framework for evaluating humor and satire,” but such a process may be difficult to extend to all content moderators.
This is not the first time Facebook has responded to the oversight committee to modify its rules.The company previously clarified its According to the recommendations of the board of directors.And the company agreed to take back some of its aspects This allows politicians to break the rules.
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