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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 any unsavory content, Facebook is going to vastly expand the list of ad-restricted pages and groups. “For example, we will …

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Facebook Allows Mastectomy Photos Following Public Outcry, Petition

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. Here’s how the script usually reads: Someone posts a photo on Facebook that depicts breasts in a non-pornographic setting; Facebook …

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Facebook Won’t Pull Shockingly Graphic Indian Prostitution Page [UPDATED]

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 content-removal system can be. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: This post is NSFW Facebook – you’re sending some seriously mixed messages here. After …

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Pinterest Will Soon Allow Nudity, As Long As It’s Artistic

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 porn, and how hard should you make it for the average user to stumble upon it? I don’t know, ask …

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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 because not enough people voted to make it binding. With that, Facebook ended its attempt at “democracy” by eliminating voting …

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Facebook Just Eliminated Voting That Doesn’t Matter with a Vote That Didn’t Matter

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 Data Use policies, as well as the decision to remove the current voting system for site governance. But in the …

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Facebook Site Governance Vote on Pace to Break One Million Participants

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 binding. Yesterday we told you that most Facebook users were voting against the proposed changes to Facebook policy, which include …

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Everyone Is Voting Against Facebook’s Policy Changes and It Doesn’t Matter in the Slightest

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, but there are thousands of users that do know and do care – and their votes are as useless as …

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Facebook Opens Up Site Governance Vote on Voting

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 of the vote as a mechanism for dealing with governance and policy changes. With their vote, users will also be …

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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 content being uploaded to the site on a daily basis, makes for a flawed process that leads to plenty of …

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Facebook Asks for Your Vote on Stripping Your Ability to Vote on Future Changes to Site Governance

Back in 2009, Facebook opened up the governance of site policies to its hundreds of millions of users – kind of. For the first time, they allowed users to vote on proposed changes to documents like the Data Use Policy and the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Since then, Facebook has held two Site Governance Votes – the most recent …

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Twitter Blocks Neo-Nazi Account in Germany, Marking First Use of Local Censorship Policy

As of right now, there are tweets floating around that everyone in the world can access except the residents of a single country – and it was Twitter’s doing. In a move of local censorship, Twitter has apparently blocked German users from accessing the tweets of an account said to belong to a neo-Nazi group. According to the New York …

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