Facebook said that the accUSAtions made against the company in a NYT story could not be further from the truth.

Why Facebook Dismissed Media Reports Over Accusations On Content Moderators?
Why Facebook Dismissed media Reports Over Accusations On Content Moderators?

American online social media and social networking service company Facebook in a blog post has stated that the accusations made against the company in a NYT story could not be further from the truth.

Background.

A story in NYT accused Facebook’s content moderators of relying on guidelines of over 1,400 pages which contained ‘inaccurate’ and disorganised information.

In response to the blame made by NYT, Facebook said that the debate on moderation should be based on facts and not mischaracterisations.

Facebook has been subject to several litigation cases over the years. Criticism of Facebook relates to how Facebook’s Market dominance has led to international media coverage and significant reporting of its shortcomings.

Noteworthy issues include internet privacy, such as its use of a widespread “like” button on third-party websites tracking users, possible indefinite records of user information, automatic facial recognition software, and its role in the workplace, including employer-employee account disclosure.

Criticisms against the Facebook are varied, including:

  • Facebook surveillance of users and non-Facebook users
  • Accusations of Facebook ignoring the theft (and profit made) of content from YouTUbers
  • Trolling pages
  • Mining user data