The regulations include five areas in which U.S. businesses can take measures: hatred, crime and terrorism, paramilitary Social Movements, and violent groups that are not from the United States.
Madrid (Portaltic/EP).- More than 4000 individuals and groups are included in the Facebook internal audit “blacklist”. This list collects campaign information that Facebook considers inappropriate for its platform, such as those related to terrorist groups or other violent groups.
The Intercept published an internal Facebook report that included Facebook’s audit list in order to enforce its policies regarding dangerous individuals and organisations.
These regulations address five areas: hate, crime, terror, paramilitary movements and violent groups from outside the United States.
The policy refers to a “blacklist”, which includes 4000 people and groups that are related to violence. This includes writers and politicians, as well as hundreds of musicians and historical figures.
Facebook has not made this list public, despite receiving many suggestions from an independent content advisory committee.
Brian Fishman (director of counter-terrorism policy at the dangerous Facebook organisation) stated, “Like other tech companies, we didn’t share this list to limit the legal risks, security risk and minimize the opportunities for groups to bypass the rules.” Fishman
The Intercept also published Facebook’s internal review documents regarding its dangerous organizational policies. They are all now banned but they have been divided into three levels depending on whether they can be discussed.
The first scope states that users cannot post negative comments or defend violent groups or people.
This category is only for terrorist groups. Fishman claimed that there are approximately 500 criminal organizations. Of these, more than 250 are white supremacists. The original report stated that the organization’s severity was higher. Low.
Facebook has also placed violent actors at the second level. Users can agree to the non-violent activities of these groups, but cannot express “substantial support” for the entire group.
The last and third level includes groups that use violence, but are more likely to use violence and hate speech. These groups include about a thousand militarized social networks. They are banned but allow others to discuss them on Facebook.
Brian Fishman said that The Intercept’s list “not exhaustive” of violent actors was not complete and that it is continually updated to help reduce risks.