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Facebook’s Technocratic Reports Hide Its Failures on Abuse

These reports obscure a torrent of hate speech and other toxic content

Facebook’s moderation reports mask urgent problems with language written by and for the tech elite. Photo illustration; image sources: Chip Somodevilla, William Whitehurst/Getty Images

If you’ve never read a Facebook “Community Standards Enforcement Report,” you probably haven’t witnessed the technocratic language used to obscure the harm done by the platform. Bluntly, it’s appalling.

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Chris Gilliard

Chris Gilliard

Dr. Chris Gilliard is a writer, professor and speaker. His scholarship concentrates on digital privacy, and the intersections of race, class, and technology.

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