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Reddit Unveils New Anti-Harassment Policy, But What Does It Actually Do?

Reddit Unveils New Anti-Harassment Policy, But What Does It Actually Do?

By Josh Wolford May 14, 2015

Reddit, a site that’s basically run by volunteer moderators with minimal tinkering from the higher-ups, says it’s going to get more serious about dealing with harassment. “We have been looking closely at the conversations on reddit and at personal safety. …

Twitter Now Removes Images of the Dead Upon Request Twitter Now Removes Images of the Dead Upon Request

In some circumstances, upon request of the family, Twitter will now delete images of the deceased. In order for Twitter to act on any specific imagery, a few qualifications must be met. Once an immediate family member of the deceased …

Twitter Says It’ll Work on Its Anti-Abuse Policies Twitter Says It’ll Work on Its Anti-Abuse Policies

In the aftermath of Robin Williams’ death, his daughter Zelda was pretty much driven off Twitter by a handful of horrible people. Merely hours after her father had hung himself, assholes on Twitter began sending her cruel messages and photoshopped …

Google Abandons Real Name Policy for Google+, Apologizes for the Confusion Google Abandons Real Name Policy for Google+, Apologizes for the Confusion

After years of complaints from users, Google has finally caved and dropped the real name policy that governed Google+, which in turn affected many other Google entities. In an apologetic post, Google admits that their name policy has “been unclear” …

Apple’s iPhone Return Window Shrinks to 14 Days Apple’s iPhone Return Window Shrinks to 14 Days

For a while now, Apple has allowed customers to return any iPhone they purchased 30 days ago or less at an official Apple store (or online)–considering the phone wasn’t screwed up and it had all of its accessories with it. …

Facebook Clarifies Policy on Graphic Content Facebook Clarifies Policy on Graphic Content
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Facebook says that when it comes to graphic, violent content posted on the site, they’re going to start taking a more “holistic” approach. We told you earlier this week that Facebook had reversed a months-old policy that banned all sorts …

Facebook Reverses Ban on Graphic Beheading Videos [UPDATED] Facebook Reverses Ban on Graphic Beheading Videos [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: Facebook confirmed that users can share these types of videos as long as they’re not encouraging the activity, and a spokesperson also told me that the company is working on ways to give users more ways to control the …

Facebook to Pull All Ads from Pages with ‘Violent, Graphic, or Sexual Content’ Facebook to Pull All Ads from Pages with ‘Violent, Graphic, or Sexual Content’

Starting next Monday, if you operate a page or group that contains any violent, graphic, or sexual content, you’re going on Facebook’s blacklist for ads. In an effort to assure advertisers that their ads will no longer appear next to …

Facebook Allows Mastectomy Photos Following Public Outcry, Petition Facebook Allows Mastectomy Photos Following Public Outcry, Petition
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Facebook has a breast phobia. Anyone who’s attempted to post art, breastfeeding photographs, and even photos that resemble breasts but are not actually breasts, only to have them removed, know this. We’ve covered Facebook’s wonky content-removal system plenty of times. …

Facebook Won’t Pull Shockingly Graphic Indian Prostitution Page [UPDATED] Facebook Won’t Pull Shockingly Graphic Indian Prostitution Page [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: It looks like Facebook has removed the page, as I thought they would. But it was still active for a long time, and Facebook did delay in yanking it even after various content reports. Still shows how messed-up Facebook’s …

Pinterest Will Soon Allow Nudity, As Long As It’s Artistic Pinterest Will Soon Allow Nudity, As Long As It’s Artistic
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Pinterest, like many other social sites, has had to deal with an unavoidable amount of nudity, porn, and the battle between the two. Is a bare breast considered pornographic? I don’t know, ask Facebook. How much porn is too much …

Facebook Officially Kills the User Vote Facebook Officially Kills the User Vote

Yesterday the voting period ended on Facebook’s third and final Site Governance vote, and we told you that the results overwhelmingly supported keeping the current SSR and Data Use polices. Of course, we also told you that it didn’t matter …

Facebook Just Eliminated Voting That Doesn’t Matter with a Vote That Didn’t Matter Facebook Just Eliminated Voting That Doesn’t Matter with a Vote That Didn’t Matter
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And with that, Facebook’s tepid attempt at democracy comes to a close. Voting is over in Facebook’s third (and final) Site Governance vote. With just under 700,000 votes cast, Facebook users overwhelmingly voted against proposed changes to Facebook’s SSR and …

Facebook Site Governance Vote on Pace to Break One Million Participants Facebook Site Governance Vote on Pace to Break One Million Participants
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The third-ever Facebook Site Governance vote is on pace to shatter previous records and see participation from over a million users. Unfortunately, that’s still about 299 million votes shy of what is needed to make the results of the vote …

Everyone Is Voting Against Facebook’s Policy Changes and It Doesn’t Matter in the Slightest Everyone Is Voting Against Facebook’s Policy Changes and It Doesn’t Matter in the Slightest
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You probably know that Facebook just opened up its third-ever Site Governance Vote, allowing users to vote on proposed changes to the company’s SSR and Data Use policies. Or maybe you have no idea. Maybe you don’t care. That’s fine, …

Facebook Opens Up Site Governance Vote on Voting Facebook Opens Up Site Governance Vote on Voting
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Starting today, you have a week to cast your vote in what will most likely be the last Facebook Site Governance vote ever. The company has announced the opening of the latest vote, which covers Facebook’s attempt to get rid …

This Photo of an Elbow Is Too Hot for Facebook This Photo of an Elbow Is Too Hot for Facebook

In the past, we’ve been pretty critical of Facebook’s breast phobia (and its policies relating to nudity and content removal in general). As you may know, Facebook mostly outsources its policing of content. This, coupled with the sheer volume of …