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Sharon Callix
Facebook clampdown on offensive content

THERE ARE over 1.39 billion people all over the world who are using Facebook.

The most important thing about this particular social network is that it has been providing a perfect platform for people to make money.

It can be a great way to promote your business, to create communities, to get feedback and to create rich and engaging content that will attract new customers to your business.

The problem is that there have been too many people abusing the platform and, as a result, the company has been forced to take certain measures so users can fully enjoy using the network for both business and pleasure.

Facebook walks a very thin line when it comes to approved content and the kind that is banned.

They do have a policy to ban offensive and violent content, but we have all seen very violent videos being shared on our news feed and they go viral without any kind of moderation ever affecting them.
This is clearly something that Facebook would like to change.

Allowing users to show videos of beheading has been an ongoing problem many Facebook users have complained about, but some argue that the public should not shy away from.

There are many terrorist organisations that have been banned from the social network, but they seem to invent new pages that support extremist causes in subtle ways.

The problem with this is that it makes it very hard for Facebook executives to decide what should be allowed and what should be banned.

There is also an ongoing battle when it comes to nudity and pornographic content on the network.

To some, there is nothing pornographic about showing and woman or a man naked as long as there is no sexual activity involved, but others complain about something as innocent as a woman’s breast being exposed when breastfeeding.

When there is any kind of offensive content poste on Facebook, it can take up to 48 hours to get it to be taken down.

However, the problem with this is that in some cases this delay can cause a lot of damage depending on how offensive the content is.

Any kind of threat or terrorist insinuation is a top priority of the network, but porn and violent videos could take longer to get removed.

All users need to take into consideration that there are millions of photos and messages being uploaded to Facebook each week and it can be extremely hard to take care of everything that is happening within the network.

A majority of governments around the world request that certain information to be presented to them and at least 79 per cent of the time, Facebook has provided that information when it has been requested.

The United States of America are without a doubt the country that has requested the largest amount of information so far. Many requests have been made in order to preserve homeland security.

The freedom of speech and the protection from terrorism are always in a battle that compromises the privacy of a lot of people who are not involved in any criminal activities, but anyone who uses Facebook should be aware that their information could be sent to any government for any number of reasons.

If you don’t want your information exposed, then you should avoid talking about ay subjects you find too personal to share online.

Sharon Callix
Award Winning Social Media Expert, UK
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