When Facebook changes its terms and conditions multiple times in one 24-hour period, you know something's up.
When those changes all relate to Facebook's policies on violence to (1) allow a broad base of death threat targets, then (2) allow a narrower base of slightly different death threat targets, then (3) generally disallow death threats (mostly), well then, that's a topic for Virtual Legality.
What did Facebook's initial crack at the new language say (and why do we have our doubts lawyers were consulted -- or were paying attention)?
What did the first revision say, and how were Facebook's own recent banning and "list making" policies implicated?
Where did the final language come out, and how was it informed by the previous revisions?
And why, oh why, might Facebook be making such dramatic changes this week in particular?
You'll never face "high severity violence" in...Virtual Legality.
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Discussed in this episode:
"Facebook says it's OK to make THREATS OF VIOLENCE against individuals/groups the company marks as "dangerous."
Twitter Thread - July 9/10 2019 - @NewsChute
Facebook Community Standards
Violence and Incitement - as of 5:00 PM July 10, 2019
"Trump’s ‘Social Media Summit’: All the President’s Memes"
New York Times - July 10, 2019 - Kevin Roose
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