Facebook Executive Lies: Says Employees Review 1 Million Reports Per Day On Same Day Turtleboy Is Suspended Another 30 Days For Nothing
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As you know, Turtleboy Sports Facebook page, which has almost 25,000 followers, is still serving a 30 day Lent suspension because harmless, non-offensive posts were deemed to be offensive by a computer. Likewise our backup page, which has been growing and now has almost 10,000 followers, is serving a 3 day suspension because we posted this:
Telling people to turn on the radio = promoting sexual violence. Makes sense.
Well we also have a personal page that uses the nom de plume “Clarence Woods Emerson.” A lot of you have friended Clarence. Well poor Clarence is also under attack. He has served 24 hour, 3 day, and a 7 day suspension before getting suspended for 30 days this morning when this post was reported:
In other words, our third account was suspended for 30 days because we mentioned the fact that our other page was suspended for 3 days. We even made sure to write that we are not criticizing Facebook because we don’t want to get suspended again. Then they suspended us for saying this. This is the sort of arbitrary FASCISM that Facebook promotes.
It’s just insane that a multi billion dollar company and the second most trafficked website in the world, can be so easily manipulated. There is literally an illiterate ex-convict sitting in his mother’s basement, ranting about conspiracies and “massive civil actions,” and he has the ability to do this to any Facebook page he chooses to. If that can happen then your entire business model sucks. This isn’t some high grade hacker. It’s a guy in his mother’s basement in Fitchburg. He has found a way to get any account suspended on Facebook. And make no doubt about it, he can do it to any of you. We’ve gotten messages from dozens of turtle riders who have been served suspensions for liking a blog on Turtleboy Sports.
This is bananas.
Anyway, the timing of this article couldn’t be any more appropriate. In it Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of policy management, is interviewed about offensive Facebook posts, particularly how and why they are taken down. It’s entitled “Facebook receives more than 1 million reports of violations from users every day.”
That’s insane right there. Over 1 million reports a day. As of March 31, 2015, Facebook employs exactly 10,082 people. Let’s say that 5% of them (500) are tasked with reviewing reports. If you are getting over 1 million reports a day, that would mean that each employee must personally review 2,000 offensive reports by themelves. More than likely though 500 people do not actually do this. Facebook is much more likely to employ people who, ya know, make money for the company. Advertising and maintaining the servers are by far the most important aspects of the company. So it’s probably more like 50-100 employees that review this stuff, which would mean they’d have to review in excess of 10,000 posts per day, by themselves. If they worked 10 hour days, that would be 1,000 per hour, or 17 per minute.
Translation – no one actually reviews these reported posts.
Now check out this LIE from Monika Bickert in the CNN report today:
Bickert told CNNMoney that Facebook prioritizes the review of posts inciting physical harm — but all reports of violations are reviewed by trained Facebook employees.
She said she often gets asked why the company doesn’t have its “world-class engineers” tackle hate speech “proactively and perfectly.”
Wow. What a bold faced LIE. Hey Monika, please tell me what your trained Facebook “world class engineers” found wrong with these posts, which all directly led to Turtleboy’s accounts being suspended:
All of those posts led to suspensions for our Facebook pages. All of them were reported by the EXACT SAME PERSON, who has been bragging about it on Facebook:
So please Monika, for the love of God, tell me which one of your brilliant engingeers decided that it was inappropriate to post a link to a podcast, write ‘Turtleoby lives” or mention Colrain. I’ve read your terms and conditions a million times and didn’t see those mentioned anywhere in there.
Oh that’s right Monika, you’re just making this all up. You’re just lying because you’re too gutless to tell the truth – you get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, and that number would decline if Facebook were to hire more “engineers.”
Here’s some more lies Monika Bickert told in a Q&A about censorship:
“You’re going to have content that makes people uncomfortable. That’s not always a bad thing. We want to make sure that people have that ability to express themselves in a safe place.”
Oh yea, sure ya do. You want people to express themselves, so long as they’re not telling people to turn on the radio or mentioning the arbitrary suspension Facebook just gave you.
You can think of our reporting system as the world’s largest neighborhood watch program. We rely heavily on people in the community to tell us when they see something that probably shouldn’t be on Facebook. You can report any piece of content. You will answer a couple short questions about what you’re seeing and why you don’t think it should be on Facebook. Then after you’ve reported it, it will be sent to a member of our operations team who will review it.
HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!!! People reviewing it. Priceless!!!
Are these reports all reviewed by humans, or do you use technology or automate the review process at all?
We use technology to help us triage reports, and we also use Microsoft’s Photo DNA to help us prevent images of child exploitation from being uploaded to the site, but human beings are the people responsible for reviewing content at Facebook. We take a lot of pride in that.
Yea, why wouldn’t you take pride in that? They’re obviously doing a great job if a guy in his mother’s basement has found a way to manipulate your entire payroll of trained “engineers.”
Here’s a story about Facebook’s actions regarding a mother who just lost her terminally ill newborn:
Nice people working at Facebook. Real nice.
A few months ago Nathan Pickens wrote this on Facebook:
We reported it several times, but yet it still remains. We got the standard computerized response back from Facebook:
We didn’t really report it for nudity. That’s just the most recent rejection we got back on a pornographic picture we found on Facebook. We’d share the picture with you, but it’s literally a hardcore, show everything sex Facebook page that is still up as we type this. And Turtleboy Sports is a family blog so we don’t share that type of material.
Anyway, we shared a screenshot of this on our Facebook page in order to show our followers the type of person that Nathan Pickens is. It was reported and our account was given a 24 hour suspension. Think about that for a minute. The guy who actually wrote the post was allowed to keep it up. The page that screenshotted it and condemned it for it’s racist language gets suspended.
We also reported this Worcester Fights Facebook page in which graphic videos of children savagely beating each other are shared and commented on by hood rats who like to use the n word like it’s going out of style.
This is the response we got:
So if Monika is telling the truth, her engineers looked over this reported post and determined that 14 year olds savagely beating each other doesn’t violate their standards. Cool.
Then there’s this, from the hilarious “Boycott Turtle Boy Sports” page:
Rape jokes. That’s not very appropriate. Especially with the PC police who work for Facebook. Naturally you would assume they would take it down right?
Nope. It’s still up.
This ACLU representative from the CNN article put it best:
Rowland, meanwhile, said she’d had a blog post removed on Facebook because it contained a photo of a nude statue. (Bickert later said this wasn’t a violation of Facebook’s policies — it was a mistake.) Rowland said she knew who to call to find out why it was removed — but most people don’t.
“For the average user, there’s an incredible black space,” she said, pleading for tech companies to be more transparent about their policies.
“People don’t clearly understand why their speech may have been taken down,” added Rowland. “It’s ultimately not going to be a good business plan if people don’t know where that [free speech] stops.”
Exactly. It’s not a good business plan. Because at the end of the day Facebook is a business. As users, we are not the clients. We are the product. The advertisers are the clients and they pay Facebook to be seen by us. But if they keep shutting down pages with 25,000 followers because they’re being fooled by a guy in his mother’s basement, then they’re going to lose a lot of business. And that’s just a shitty, shitty business model. Becuase this week it’s Turtleboy, but this has proven that it can happen to anyone. Literally anyone out there can have their page suspended for NO REASON at all.
This woman had her post arbitrarily taken down, but she knew people at Facebook so she could have it reversed. But Turtleboy doesn’t know one of the 10,000 Facebook employees, so we’re at the mercy of he who shall not be named in Fitchburg.
Anyway, if you think this is going to stop us at all, then you clearly don’t know Turtleboy. We’re honestly just considering saying “fuck it” and leaving Facebook. You can still share our blogs all you want on social media, we just don’t need to post them anymore. Our main page comes back in 9 days, but we all know that it will be reported in 5 minutes for nudity and it will get an even longer suspension. So what’s the point? That page will never be used again unless Facebook does something to fix this. But our brand is already established. We don’t need them. In the meantime we will be at Facebook’s biggest competitor, Twitter, where our account is not arbitrarily suspended.
Here’s what you can do as turtle riders to help. Share this blog. Share the shit out of it. Email it in mass numbers to news outlets, the ACLU, Facebook, or whoever you think would be interested in it. Because it’s a major glitch in the way this gigantic corporation operates and people should know about it.
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