In the short Q&A time, no one asked a question about the urgent need for Rohingya in Myanmar to be seen on Facebook https:/
No one at Harvard asked about Facebook permitting authorities to censor inconvenient livestreams while murdering Facebook users.
That was the situation for Korryn Gaines, who shared on Facebook in justified paranoia that police would kill her http:/
What if the only way to get an important matter of life or death into the news in the first place is to share it on Facebook?
Content Facebook usually removes may be allowed when it really becomes a topic of news, Bickert said, to allow people to discuss it.
Facebook seems determined to do worse than the news media it and Google are starving to death for want of ad dollars or attention.
But humanity relies on Facebook to do a better job allowing a free flow of communication to make facts known when news media fails.
Bickert said Facebook relies on news media to keep them aware when their ethical or practical decisions get out of whack.
The problem is Facebook's well-spoken, thoughtful head of global policy management doesn't understand how hard or how *important* it is.
Deciding what gets shared or suppressed is a hard job in a group of 2,000. I'm not denying the difficulty for more than 2,000,000,000.