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Far From Discriminating Against Conservatives, Facebook is Accused of a Pro-Conservative Bias

Broadband Breakfast Staff

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BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Against a backdrop of complaints by American conservatives that Facebook and other social media giants promote non-conservative content, a new report finds that the opposite is occurring.

Facebook accused of protecting far-right activists that broke site rules A documentary says some pages are kept safe from deletion by “shielded review,” from CNET:

Facebook allegedly protected the pages of far-right activists from deletion despite their owners engaging in behavior that warranted moderation, a documentary says.

Pages are normally deleted if they contain five or more items violating Facebook’s code of conduct, but Channel 4’s Dispatches series reports that popular ones are protected by “shielded review,” according to the Guardian.

The documentary Inside Facebook: Secrets of a Social Network, scheduled to air Tuesday night, cites the pages of English far-right activist Tommy Robinson and the Britain First party as examples that repeatedly broke the social media site’s rules, but were left up.

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Source: Facebook accused of protecting far-right activists that broke site rules – CNET

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Rural Broadband Bill, Semiconductor Letter to White House, FCC March Meeting Agenda

Tim White

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Photo of Sen. Susan Collins from October 2018 by Gage Skidmore used with permission

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Against a backdrop of complaints by American conservatives that Facebook and other social media giants promote non-conservative content, a new report finds that the opposite is occurring.

Facebook accused of protecting far-right activists that broke site rules A documentary says some pages are kept safe from deletion by “shielded review,” from CNET:

Facebook allegedly protected the pages of far-right activists from deletion despite their owners engaging in behavior that warranted moderation, a documentary says.

Pages are normally deleted if they contain five or more items violating Facebook’s code of conduct, but Channel 4’s Dispatches series reports that popular ones are protected by “shielded review,” according to the Guardian.

The documentary Inside Facebook: Secrets of a Social Network, scheduled to air Tuesday night, cites the pages of English far-right activist Tommy Robinson and the Britain First party as examples that repeatedly broke the social media site’s rules, but were left up.

[more…]

Source: Facebook accused of protecting far-right activists that broke site rules – CNET

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California Net Neutrality, Georgia Broadband Maps, New House Antitrust Bill

Derek Shumway

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Photo of California State Sen. Scott Wiener from Housing is a Human Right

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Against a backdrop of complaints by American conservatives that Facebook and other social media giants promote non-conservative content, a new report finds that the opposite is occurring.

Facebook accused of protecting far-right activists that broke site rules A documentary says some pages are kept safe from deletion by “shielded review,” from CNET:

Facebook allegedly protected the pages of far-right activists from deletion despite their owners engaging in behavior that warranted moderation, a documentary says.

Pages are normally deleted if they contain five or more items violating Facebook’s code of conduct, but Channel 4’s Dispatches series reports that popular ones are protected by “shielded review,” according to the Guardian.

The documentary Inside Facebook: Secrets of a Social Network, scheduled to air Tuesday night, cites the pages of English far-right activist Tommy Robinson and the Britain First party as examples that repeatedly broke the social media site’s rules, but were left up.

[more…]

Source: Facebook accused of protecting far-right activists that broke site rules – CNET

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Women Dems Speak Up for FCC’s Jessica Rosenworcel, UTOPIA Fiber’s New Funding, Starlink Speeds Double

Samuel Triginelli

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Photo of UTOPIA Fiber Executive Director Roger Timmerman

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Against a backdrop of complaints by American conservatives that Facebook and other social media giants promote non-conservative content, a new report finds that the opposite is occurring.

Facebook accused of protecting far-right activists that broke site rules A documentary says some pages are kept safe from deletion by “shielded review,” from CNET:

Facebook allegedly protected the pages of far-right activists from deletion despite their owners engaging in behavior that warranted moderation, a documentary says.

Pages are normally deleted if they contain five or more items violating Facebook’s code of conduct, but Channel 4’s Dispatches series reports that popular ones are protected by “shielded review,” according to the Guardian.

The documentary Inside Facebook: Secrets of a Social Network, scheduled to air Tuesday night, cites the pages of English far-right activist Tommy Robinson and the Britain First party as examples that repeatedly broke the social media site’s rules, but were left up.

[more…]

Source: Facebook accused of protecting far-right activists that broke site rules – CNET

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