A new consumer protection lawsuit alleges that Facebook executives such as Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg have unfairly misled Congress and the American public and unfairly removed content that violated their policies to the company. Filed on Thursday by the civil rights organization Muslim Advocates, it claims that the company allows regular rule-breaking positions to be maintained. They say that its actions allowed anti-Muslim hatred to spread across the stage, causing damage to the real world.
As an example of Facebook’s failures in the case, the organization points to a list of 26 anti-Muslim hate groups shared with the company. Of those, 19 still have a presence on the network, and many have clear anti-Muslim beliefs, such as “Jihad Watch” and “Understanding Threat.”
Muslim advocate advocate Mary Bauer said, “It’s not, ‘Some things are falling through the cracks.” Npr. “It’s widespread content that persists despite academics pointing it out, with nonprofits pointing it out. Facebook has decided not to take this content down.” The lawsuit asks a judge to stop Facebook from making inaccurate and misleading statements about its content moderation policies and practices and pay “nominal” monetary damages.
Facebook’s community standards explicitly ban abusive language. A Facebook spokesperson said, “We do not allow hate speeches on Facebook and regularly work with experts, non-beneficiaries and stakeholders.” We invested in AI technologies to deliver hate speeches Done, and we find out 97 percent of what we get out. “
Critics have made little allegations on Facebook to prevent hate speech and misinformation from spreading on their platforms. In its defense, the company is likely to point to recent tools introduced to better deal with hate speech, in addition to new policies aimed at imposing stricter restrictions on individuals and communities Repeatedly breaking its rules.