Face off: Tough talk but government has to act

The Dispatches programme shed a grim light on the illegal content missed by Facebook’s moderators every day

22nd July, 2018

Facebook makes billions of decisions every day. Some are made by the people who work there, from Mark Zuckerberg down to a lowly contractor working out of a Dublin office. Some are made by automated processes, outsourced to billions of lines of code. All of them are trying to deal with the innumerate circumstances thrown up by the globe-spanning Facebook platform every day.

It’s not an easy task - but, perhaps inadvertently, it is the...

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