Photograph by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge
On Monday morning I met with a gaggle of activists who stay beneath authoritarian regimes. The delegation had been dropped at San Francisco by the nonprofit Human Rights Basis as a part of a fellowship centered on the connection between activism and Silicon Valley. And the large query that they had for me was: why do social networks hold taking down my posts?
The query caught me off guard. For each story on this publication about an activist’s submit wrongly (and sometimes briefly) being eliminated, there are three extra concerning the penalties of a submit that was left up: a chunk of viral misinformation, a terrorist recruitment video, a monetary rip-off, and so forth. As I wrote in 2018, we’re nicely into the “take it down” period of content material moderation….