[LINK] SMH: 'Facebook leads attack on internet filter'
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Mar 22 09:35:41 EST 2011
> ... Mr Thompson said Facebook banned as
> many as 20,000 user accounts a day. Some are blocked due to
> inappropriate content.
At 9:12 +1100 22/3/11, Kim Holburn wrote:
>You know I find this very, very creepy. As if I didn't find
>facebook creepy enough. Facebook checks everything in everyone's
>accounts? Oh, and some are blocked for inappropriate content? What
>are the others blocked for? If they are exercising editorial
>control can they be held liable for the content?
At one point Thompson appeared to contradict himself on the reasons
for those cancellations. And, when asked, he was unsure whether he'd
said 20,000 per day or per week. He was reading from lines someone
had given him. He frankly doesn't have a clue. So it's difficult to
work out what the statements he made would actually mean, even if he
uttered them the way he was supposed to. One of the benefits of
sending a vague 'ambassador' type to speak on your behalf is that you
achieve plausible deniability.
(I'm being rude about Mozelle Thompson, but he was a dork when he was
an FTC Commissioner, and dorks stay that way).
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