Facebook Back In The News With More Censorship?

Many people scrolling through their respective Facebook news feeds Tuesday were shown an option to report whether a post included some form of “hate speech” or not. That new informing feature, however, was not supposed to be made available, a Facebook spokeswoman told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“This was an internal test we were working on to understand different types of speech, including speech we thought would not be hate,” a company representative said. “A bug caused it to launch publicly.”

Several of the posts with the addendum included content that appeared to be completely innocuous, leaving many to wonder if the hate speech-reporting mechanism would be embedded extensively, even for almost all posts, or if it was imperfect due to it perhaps not being fully ready.

Read more at The Daily Caller

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