Florian Cramer on Fri, 9 Sep 2016 11:33:02 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> living under algorithmic governance

This story has one flaw: Facebook's censors aren't algorithms but
human low wage laborers. The issue isn't principally different from
that of a press distributor/wholesaler deciding not to put an issue of
a newspaper on the newsstands because it contains full-frontal nudity.

This is a good example of how supposed "algorithmic governance" can be
used as a smokescreen for old-fashioned human intervention, likely as
a trick for avoiding liability.


On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 10:28 AM, Felix Stalder <felix@openflows.com> wrote:

> "Listen, Mark, this is serious. First you create rules that don’t
> distinguish between child pornography and famous war photographs. Then
> you practice these rules without allowing space for good judgement.
> Finally you even censor criticism against and a discussion about the
> decision – and you punish the person who dares to voice criticism.

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