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#BREKEND Facebook’s geheime regels zijn gelekt #s*x #terrorisme #p*rno

Waar wereldwijd Facebook al onder een vergrootglas ligt, zijn nu de interne regels aangaande ethiek gelekt. De actuele livestreams van moorden en misbruik geven Facebook een sterk negatief imago en lijkt de social media gigant in de problemen te gaan brengen.


The Guardian wist ook nog eens duizenden documenten op de kop te tikken met daarin de interne richtlijnen voor beheerders. Duidelijk is dat Facebook zijn stroom aan content niet kan beheersen:

One document says Facebook reviews more than 6.5m reports a week relating to potentially fake accounts – known as FNRP (fake, not real person).

Using thousands of slides and pictures, Facebook sets out guidelines that may worry critics who say the service is now a publisher and must do more to remove hateful, hurtful and violent content.

Yet these blueprints may also alarm free speech advocates concerned about Facebook’s de facto role as the world’s largest censor. Both sides are likely to demand greater transparency.


In de gelekte richtlijnen wordt vooral vermeld dat geregistreerde vijandige opmerkingen aandacht verdienen. Concrete – en dus gelekte – richtlijnen (via The Guardian) zijn:

  • emarks such as “Someone shoot Trump” should be deleted, because as a head of state he is in a protected category. But it can be permissible to say: “To snap a bitch’s neck, make sure to apply all your pressure to the middle of her throat”, or “fuck off and die” because they are not regarded as credible threats.

  • Videos of violent deaths, while marked as disturbing, do not always have to be deleted because they can help create awareness of issues such as mental illness.

  • Some photos of non-sexual physical abuse and bullying of children do not have to be deleted or “actioned” unless there is a sadistic or celebratory element.

  • Photos of animal abuse can be shared, with only extremely upsetting imagery to be marked as “disturbing”.

  • All “handmade” art showing nudity and sexual activity is allowed but digitally made art showing sexual activity is not.

  • Videos of abortions are allowed, as long as there is no nudity.

  • Facebook will allow people to livestream attempts to self-harm because it “doesn’t want to censor or punish people in distress”.

  • Anyone with more than 100,000 followers on a social media platform is designated as a public figure – which denies them the full protections given to private individuals.


R.J. Hoeffnagel

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