Facebook moderators call on firm to do more about posts praising Bucha atrocities | Technology | The Guardian

Facebook moderators have called on the company to let them take action against users who praise or support the Russian military’s atrocities in Bucha and across Ukraine. Almost a month after evidence of widespread murder and mass graves was uncovered by Ukrainian forces taking the suburb of Kyiv, the social network still has not flagged the atrocity as an “internally designated” incident, the moderators say. That ties their hands in how they can treat content related to the killings, they say, and forces them to leave up some content they believe ought to be removed. “It’s been a month since the massacre and mass graves in Bucha, but this event hasn’t been even designated a ‘violating event’, let alone a hate crime,” said one moderator, who spoke to the Guardian on condition of anonymity. “On that same day there was a shooting in the US, with one fatality and two casualties, and this was declared a violating event within three hours.”

Source: Facebook moderators call on firm to do more about posts praising Bucha atrocities | Technology | The Guardian