As the #Gaza war raged and tensions surged across the Middle East last May, Instagram briefly banned the hashtag #AlAqsa, a reference to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in #Jerusalem’s Old City, a flash point in the conflict.
Facebook, which owns I#nstagram, later apologized, explaining its algorithms had mistaken the third-holiest site in Islam for the militant group Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, an armed offshoot of the secular #Fatah party.
For many #Arabic-speaking users, it was just the latest potent example of how the social media giant muzzles political speech in the region. Arabic is among the most common languages on Facebook’s platforms, and the company issues frequent public apologies after similar botched content removals.
Now, internal company documents from the former Facebook product manager-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen show the problems are far more systemic than just a few innocent mistakes, and that Facebook has understood the depth of these failings for years while doing little about it.
Getting trashed by bots and anti russians on Reddit for posting this on a post about Russia spending millions on propaganda!
It seems like Americans not only have short memory, they also have a very sensitive trigger point, specially the Biden supporters who blame all the shit in the country on Russia or the Trump supporters blaming it on China!
But got forbid you mention their 70 years of disgusting foreign intervention and millions of dead people from Iran in 1953 to Bolivia a few years ago all across the globe.
I guess those evil Russians posting some fake stories on the American social Media sites is far worse than murderign Patrice Lumumba or killing Pinochet or training and supporting Osama Bin Laden and the drunk lunatic Yeltsin.