Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Facebook Argues In Court It Can’t Monitor All Posts for Racist Language

You have to wonder just how honest Facebook is being when nipple pictures are flagged and removed in seconds but hate speech requires a "wonder machine" to detect.

Facebook Inc. told a German court that it can’t monitor all of its customers’ posts for racist language in a dispute over whether the company has to block a photo showing chancellor Angela Merkel and a refugee that has been misused in several hate-speech postings. "There are billions of postings each day," said Martin Munz, a Facebook lawyer. "You want us to employ a sort of wonder machine to detect each misuse. Such a machine doesn’t exist."