On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

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On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

Post by Peter_Suciu » Fri May 22, 2020 3:18 pm

This is a topic that is debated a lot with German (Third Reich) militaria, but recently I ran afoul of Facebook for sharing a story I wrote. So rather than take it lying down I wrote another story (for Forbes.com) on how Facebook said my history piece violated "community standards." I was able to get insight from academia and various tech experts.


On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

www.forbes.com/sites/petersuciu/2020/05 ... standards/

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Re: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

Post by Tony without Kaiser » Fri May 22, 2020 10:08 pm

Peter_Suciu wrote:
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But the more worrisome part is that social media, with its vast reach, could control a narrative on what people should read, collect or even the information individuals share – at least if someone, or worse an algorithm, thinks it violated the community standards.
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Fri May 22, 2020 11:46 pm

Great stuff Peter!
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Re: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

Post by Lars13 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:31 am

Hi Peter,

interesting piece, but I have to agree that the title is "misleading": fact is that Hitler lost WW II, that he could have won is supposition, even if based on facts. No reason to ban it on FB though :)

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Post by Peter_Suciu » Sat May 23, 2020 9:48 am

Lars13 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:31 am
Hi Peter,

interesting piece, but I have to agree that the title is "misleading": fact is that Hitler lost WW II, that he could have won is supposition, even if based on facts. No reason to ban it on FB though :)

Regards, Lars
Hi, Lars--
I agree with you. As a freelance reporter (even a staff reporter) you rarely write your own headlines. Editors like catchy headlines. My headlines was originally "Germany's Missed Opportunities in World War II."

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Re: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

Post by aicusv » Sat May 23, 2020 12:12 pm

I was told that posting a photo of a Pzkw Mark III was hate speech,
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Re: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

Post by Lars13 » Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 pm

Hi Peter,

I didn’t know that. Your original title is clearly the one I would have clicked on, not the “sensational” edited one 😉

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Re: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

Post by Peter_Suciu » Sat May 23, 2020 4:04 pm

aicusv wrote:
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I was told that posting a photo of a Pzkw Mark III was hate speech,
A cousin builds models and said posting Finnish WWII airplanes got him in trouble... because Finland used a blue swastika!

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Re: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

Post by Peter_Suciu » Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:11 pm

I dug a little deeper into this subject:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/petersuciu ... standards/

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