Leaked moderation guidelines reveal how Facebook approaches handling graphic content
Earlier today, The Guardian published a series of reports about Facebook’s internal rules on moderating graphic content, providing new insight into how the company determines what its users can post. The series paints a picture of a social media network that is drowning in content, using rules that are at times seemingly contradictory.
The Guardian’s series, Facebook Files, reveal some of the site’s internal manuals concerning credible threats of violence, non-sexual child abuse, graphic violence, and cruelty to animals. The newspaper explains that it has reviewed more than 100 internal “training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts,” that help guide the site’s moderators when content is reported.
Facebook’s documents reveal a line…