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Friday October 21, 2016

Facebook Allowing Graphic Content In Timelines If 'Newsworthy'

So Facebook says it will allow 'newsworthy' graphic content in timelines but who decides what is newsworthy? This should be interesting considering Facebook's own algorithm currently can't tell the difference between real and fake news stories.

Facebook rightly came under fire for censoring the iconic, Pulitzer-winning "napalm girl" photo THe Terror of War not that long ago. Now, the social network is altering its course as a direct result. "In the weeks ahead, we're going to begin allowing more items that people find newsworthy, significant, or important to the public interest -- even if they might otherwise violate our standards," VP of Global Public Policy for the site Joel Kaplan writes.

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