Earlier today, I had a brief chat with Premier Radio, responding to this story, which starts:
Facebook has been criticised for its handling of reports about sexualised images of children on its platform.
The chairman of the Commons media committee, Damian Collins, said he had “grave doubts” about the effectiveness of its content moderation systems.
Mr Collins’ comments come after the BBC reported dozens of photos to Facebook, but more than 80% were not removed.
My first thoughts were “why did Facebook report the BBC to the police, when they had requested examples of the images”, and then “we all know how problematic it is to get e.g. hate content removed from Facebook, but people have invested time in these policies (and some are law), why does the created system not work?”
Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ Manchester Metropolitan University. Interested in digital literacy and digital culture in the third sector (especially faith). Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting.