Leaked Facebook Content Guidelines Raise Eyebrows
But is the manual in control? Leaked rulebooks for Facebook’s content managers, who must wade through posts from the site’s nearly 2 billion users, reveal a complicated soup of dos and don’ts. The social network has to balance its identity as a tech company with that of a media company, keeping censorship from overwhelming free expression while dealing with an increasing number of disturbing incidents, like murders and other crimes streamed live. Meanwhile, Facebook points to overwhelmed moderators for high-profile errors when it comes to deleting or censoring content unnecessarily.