According to the Arab Technical News Gateway, the company has published two new videos of employees working on content moderation challenges. The clips first show each employee holding photos of their families, and then provide a quick overview of their work, and their views on the organization.
And according to Rochelle in the first clip, you should be able to understand who has your data and how they use it. Federal legislation can provide guidance to our and other platforms so that we can take a consistent approach.
In the second video, Jack, Corporate Content Manager, explains: We make a lot of tough decisions. We operate within the realm of freedom of expression versus content moderation. We are constantly trying to figure out where to go. I don’t know if it’s true to have a private company like Facebook dictating what those limits are.
The music, lighting and shape are designed to facilitate a more empathetic and human connection to these challenges, emphasizing that the company has 40,000 employees working to solve these problems, people as smart and disciplined as Rochelle and Jack, and that this is not a faceless giant bent on world domination.
Facebook supports creativity and competition
This represents a change in the more aggressive and dismissive pace that Facebook’s PR staff have taken over allegations made by former product manager Frances Hoggin, who leaked a raft of internal research reports about Facebook’s work to understand the impacts of its platforms.
According to Hoggin, these internal documents show that the company is well aware of the damage its apps can cause. But she was reluctant to act, implying that this was due to the potential impact on her bottom line.
The company denied these allegations, and confirmed that it is conducting such research for improvement. But many commentators have criticized Facebook’s attacks on Hugin in response, and its aggressive tone, as it seeks to stamp out misconceptions.
This new approach appears to counter this by serving to provide another perspective on the company’s efforts, with the company identifying the need for updated internet regulations.
As we work to make progress, we know we can’t and shouldn’t do it alone, the company says. That’s why we support regulations to set rules that are clear and fair for everyone. We support a safe and secure open Internet where creativity and competition can thrive.