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Facebook can’t see the problem with horrible racism

Facebook Pages are great because you can tell your friends how much you like things. Maybe you like the Burger King in Manchester City Airport

Or the Oasis tribute band Mad4It

Or being Proud to be a Racist

(We’re not going to show any more of the page: trust us, it’s really horrible.)

You’d assume Facebook might have, you know, rules about this sort of thing?

Well, they do. Their community standards state:

we do not permit individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.

The page has been reported to Facebook for violating that rule, but everyone who files a report gets the same response:

We reviewed the page you reported for containing hate speech or symbols and found it doesn’t violate our Community Standards.

Huh?

Well, when you file a report the response comes back almost instantly, so is presumably automated. However horrible the content on Proud To Be A Racist is, it isn’t triggering whatever Facebook’s Racism Robot looks for.

(Via @fcdwhittaker)

On the other hand, maybe this is a public service. It’s handy to know if any of your Facebook friends are ‘Proud to be a Racist’, so you can immediately block them.

  • 11:48am Apr 02, 2014
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