swansont Posted January 11, 2021 Share Posted January 11, 2021 Note: The topic of this thread is moderation; even though the context of the linked article is about Trump being banned from twitter, that's a politics discussion and following up on those details is off-topic here. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210108/17022646023/not-easy-not-unreasonable-not-censorship-decision-to-ban-trump-twitter.shtml Interesting observations, and ones that I think are true, in my experience here Quote ...the problem with this framing is that it assumes that there are some magical rules you can put in place and then objectively apply them always. That's never ever been the case. The problem with so much of the content moderation debate is that all sides assume these things. They assume that it's easy to set up rules and easy to enforce them. Neither is true. ... The platforms have rules because it gives them a framework to think about things, and those rules are useful in identifying both principles for moderation and some bright lines. But every case is different. We get complaints from some of our visitors about how they've been treated when they run afoul of the rules, and like this says, every case is different. The rules may seem vague because we need leeway to use judgement. Specific rules leave more opportunity for finding loopholes. We update the rules on occasion when we apply what we've learned, and as some people try and exploit gaps and blind spots. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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