Internal Documents Reveal Bizarre Facebook Rules for Censorship of ‘Hate Speech’, by Lukas Mikelionis.
Facebook has come under fire after German Newspaper SZ-Magazin revealed internal secret rules of deletion that show the platform flagging up the content as hate speech if it doesn’t abide to bizarre mathematical formulas. …
Writing “Irish women are dumb,” which includes both “national origins” and “sex” categories, will break the community rules, meaning that such a post would be deleted.
But a post saying “Irish teenagers are dumb” won’t break the community rules, because a combination of a protected category with an unprotected category results in an unprotected category, thus is allowed. …
Writing “fucking Muslims” is prohibited because religious affiliation is a protected category. However, writing “fucking migrants” is allowed, as “migrant” isn’t a category Facebook wants to protect.
The rule claims that advocating hate against migrants is allowed under certain circumstances: posts saying “migrants are dirty” are allowed, while “migrants are dirt” aren’t.