Everything in the technology world has good and bad aspects, and that can definitely be said as true for one of the famous social networking site Facebook. According to Monika Bickert, the head of policy management said that they receive more than one million reports of user violations every day. It’s surely not a less a number to ignore. This confession was made at the first-ever Online Harassment Summit at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
Facebook Receives 1 Million User Violation Reports Everyday
Miss Bickert also said that they don’t have the exact number for how many of those violations are serious and taken off the site. She also explained the fine line between “hate speech” and “free speech”. Interestingly, among the Facebook users, 80% of them are living outside the USA and they definitely belong to a different school of thoughts. So on this she further added that;
“You can criticize institutions, religions, and you can engage in robust political conversation, but what you can’t do is cross the line into attacking a person or a group of people based on a particular characteristic”
Since the Facebook has huge and diversified number of users so making any specific policy is a tricky task. Another difficulty is the enforcement of any such regulation. Facebook’s easy and free access from almost all the devices is steadily increasing the number of violation.
Other panelists were also included in the Harassment summit and shared almost similar stance. One of the panelist left a thought provoking question about our choices;
“As a society, we have to decide what do we value more — privacy and dignity, or free expression?”