Thursday, January 28, 2021

Facebook's 'supreme court' just made its first rulings, and reinstated 4 posts the social network had removed

 One of the removed posts that the board voted to reinstate was an October 2020 post in which a Myanmar user said, in Burmese, "[there is] something wrong with Muslims psychologically."


 It was originally removed over hate speech violations, but the board overturned it because it believed the post was taken out of context and should be translated to instead say "[t]hose male Muslims have something wrong in their mindset."

The post was referring to what the user perceived as a lack of action taken in response to the treatment of Uyghur Muslims in China.

Another post was one that Facebook removed on October 2020 post. A Brazil user posted an Instagram photo showing breast cancer symptoms, which included nudity. Facebook's removal of the post was automated, not by a human, and the Board overturned it because the removal "indicates the lack of proper human oversight which raises human rights concerns."

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