Facebook Asks Every User to Flag Whether Posts Contain 'Hate Speech'

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
May. 01, 2018

Facebook accidentally went live with their new hate speech flagging system which asks users whether every post made on the website is "hate speech."

From CBS News:
Facebook accidentally set a "hate speech" button live on its platform for a short period of time, a company spokesperson confirmed in a statement Tuesday. The button asked users: "Does this contain hate speech?"

The spokesperson said the company was conducting an "internal test" in an attempt to understand "different types of speech, including speech we thought would not be hate." They said a bug caused the button to launch publicly but it has since been disabled.

Facebook Vice President Guy Rosen explained on Twitter that the button was shown on posts regardless of their content but was "reverted" within 20 minutes.
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Zuckerberg was unable to define what "hate speech" is during testimony to congress last month but said nonetheless he hopes human-programmed AI bots will be able to automatically delete it within 5 to 10 years.



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