Facebook announces bold plan to label some awful content, sometimes

Facebook announces bold plan to label some awful content, sometimes

Mark Zuckerberg has a bold new plan to occasionally do something about content that violates Facebook’s policies. Every now and then. When the company feels like it. 

In a Friday morning livestream and accompanying post, the CEO seemingly attempted to mollify critics of his decision to allow a post from Donald Trump threatening violence against protesters with a new policy that may or may not address similar posts by the president in the future. Zuckerberg highlighted the fact that, in the past, Facebook has allowed posts that violate its own policies when the posts are deemed to be newsworthy. Going forward, some of those posts will still be left up, but will also be labeled as being in violation of Facebook policy.  Read more…

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