Facebook Wants To Know Your “Line” On Controversial Content

facebook_blackbg_logoFacebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg published a 6,000-word essay last week detailing what he sees as the future of Facebook. Zuck’s screed touched on many topics, including how he thinks Facebook can help alleviate poverty, promote peace and understanding, and even spread freedom. However, lost in all the lofty ideas was a pretty radical idea to reinvent how Facebook lets users deal with controversial content.

Instead of the site’s uniform Community Standards, Facebook wants to introduce a new Artificial Intelligence-regulated system that would essentially create custom standards for every user based on their answers to a series of questions.

“The idea is to give everyone in the community options for how they would like to set the content policy for themselves,” Zuckerberg wrote. “Where is your line on nudity? On violence? On graphic content? On profanity? What you decide will be your personal settings.”

The problem with this, besides the unreliability of Facebook’s AI, is that users would need to give the site even more of their personal data — and it would be information about some pretty sensitive subjects, to boot. Facebook already knows a ton about you, and if they are able to improve their technology to the point Zuckerberg is talking about, you can bet they’re going to find out even more.



Recommended Resources

bitdefender trafficlightBitDefender Traffic Light is a free cross-browser add-on that intercepts, processes and filters all Web traffic, blocking any malicious content and taking browser security to new levels.

PIAPrivate Internet Access is an award-winning, cost-effective VPN solution. The use of an anonymous and trusted VPN is essential to your online privacy, security and identity protection.

System Mechanic 14 – Make your computer run like new. Winner of 200+ Editor’s Choice awards!

Facebook Deletes Accounts That Stole Image Of 3-Year-Old, Promoted Cancer Scam Previous post Facebook Deletes Accounts That Stole Image Of 3-Year-Old, Promoted Cancer Scam