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benjamin melançon

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://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/20/facebook-rohingya-muslims-myanmar

benjamin melançon

No one at Harvard asked about Facebook permitting authorities to censor inconvenient livestreams while murdering Facebook users.

benjamin melançon

That was the situation for Korryn Gaines, who shared on Facebook in justified paranoia that police would kill her http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41298-twenty-three-years-of-resisting-police-brutality-the-life-and-death-of-korryn-gaines

benjamin melançon

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?

benjamin melançon

Content Facebook usually removes may be allowed when it really becomes a topic of news, Bickert said, to allow people to discuss it.

benjamin melançon

Facebook seems determined to do worse than the news media it and Google are starving to death for want of ad dollars or attention.

benjamin melançon

But humanity relies on Facebook to do a better job allowing a free flow of communication to make facts known when news media fails.

benjamin melançon

Bickert said Facebook relies on news media to keep them aware when their ethical or practical decisions get out of whack.

benjamin melançon

The problem is Facebook's well-spoken, thoughtful head of global policy management doesn't understand how hard or how *important* it is.

benjamin melançon

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.