Facebook Is Adding New Warning Prompts for Memer. Facebook is going to change the Community Standard. The purpose of this change is to define Satire. That is, the company will decide which issues will not embarrass anyone by joking.
Following a recommendation from the Oversight Committee, they said Facebook Is Adding New Warning Prompts and it would update its Community Standard to clarify how it handles satirical content, the company said in a blog post.
According to post, “We will add information to community standards that make it clear where we consider satire as part of the evaluation of our context-specific decisions. This change will allow us to consider ‘trolls’ when evaluating potential hate speech violations.”
Recently, Facebook deleted a user’s tweet alleging Hate Speech from their site. But the Facebook monitoring team has misunderstood them. The Board of Observers described it this way:
“This meme features the same screen-cartoon from the original meme, but replace with a cartoon character’s face instead of the Turkish flag. The cartoon character has a right hand on his head and appears to be sweating. There are two red signs label: “Armenian genocide is a lie” and “Armenians were terrorists who deserve it. “Thinking face🤔” emoji was followed before and after the meme.
Facebook has removed the post, citing its Sensitive Community Standard, saying it would remove posts that hurt “serious physical or mental harm” to individuals or society, including the use of mimes and gifs. Following the incident, the Facebook monitoring team called for a review of their community standards.
The Overtight Board noted in its recommendation that while Facebook has stated that it will determine specific topics to be called satire. It does not specify which or how it qualifies as satire in this guideline. Facebook said in its post that in addition to creating its own guidelines on making the satire clearer. It would “launch a review of content identical to the parallel context” and take further steps.
This marks the example of following the guidelines of Facebook’s new Oversight Board. Earlier this month, Facebook said it would end its so-called “Newsworthiness” policy. Which allows politicians to abide by the rules on many of its content. Nick Clegg of Facebook said in a blog tune that the company “will not consider content tuned by politicians differently than content tuned by anyone else”.