October 1, 2022
Facebook post removal appeal

Facebook might Soon Allow Users to Appeal Removed Posts

A Facebook post removal appeal system may come to be, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks to smooth over relations in the wake of several scandals…

Facebook doesn’t give users much control over what’s removed by the social network. That might change in the future. Presently, Facebook only allows to appeal removed content if it violates copyright laws. The network requires people to file appeals through the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act or DMCA.

Facebook Post Removal Appeal Proposed

In a recent interview, CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested the network ought to adopt an independent review model like, “any good-functioning democratic system.” It sounds similar to a Periscope system, called a “flash jury.” The model randomly selects users who are polled. The results determine if a comment is or isn’t abusive.

“So maybe folks at Facebook make the first decision based on the community standards that are outlined, and then people can get a second opinion. You can imagine some sort of structure, almost like a Supreme Court, that is made up of independent folks who don’t work for Facebook, who ultimately make the final judgment call on what should be acceptable speech in a community that reflects the social norms and values of people all around the world. I think we can build that internally as a first step,” Zuckerberg explains.

Facebook is currently facing public backlash from a number of big time blunders. It’s being sued for privacy violations by three users over call and text data scraping. Late last week, leaked internal documents revealed a vice president justifying user growth at any cost. The company also issued an apology for autocomplete child abuse video suggestions.

At this time, Facebook only prohibits adult nudity and sexual activity, hate speech, and violence and graphic content. In the latest figures available, people spent 24 percent less time on the social site, with significant user loss in North America.

Owen E. Richason IV

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