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Leaked Facebook documents reveal problematic content removal standards: report

Leaked documents have revealed exact guidelines for how Facebook removes content related to sex, terrorism, death threats, self-harm, suicide, and more, the Guardian reported. A series of presentation slides detail how Facebook deals with reports on posts, comments and videos that violate their sitewide rules. The company gave significant leeway to certain types of violent content, like self-harm and threats, while relying on 'newsworthiness' to decide if videos and livestreams of suicide and terrorism should be removed. "Not all disagreeable or disturbing content violates our community standards," the Guardian quoted Facebook as saying (this statement is actually a part of their community standards page). Facebook's approach to reported content Here's how the leaked slides describe Facebook's policy for different types of 'disageeable or disturbing' content. 1) Child and animal abuse: Non-sexual child abuse is allowed, as long as it doesn't have…

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