Facebook’s Leaked Guidelines @facebook

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Facebook’s policy on threats of violence. A tick means something can stay on the site; a cross means it should be deleted. Photograph: Guardian

Facebook’s leaked guidelines offer insight into the codes and rules used by Facebook moderators to determine what content is allowed to be posted and remain on the site. According to The Guardian, the following guidelines (along with many others) are mentioned in documents supplied to Facebook moderators within the last year:

  • Remarks such as “Someone shoot Trump” should be deleted, because as a head of state he is in a protected category. But it can be permissible to say: “To snap a bitch’s neck, make sure to apply all your pressure to the middle of her throat”, or “fuck off and die” because they are not regarded as credible threats.
  • Videos of violent deaths, while marked as disturbing, do not always have to be deleted because they can help create awareness of issues such as mental illness.
  • Some photos of non-sexual physical abuse and bullying of children do not have to be deleted or “actioned” unless there is a sadistic or celebratory element.
  • Photos of animal abuse can be shared, with only extremely upsetting imagery to be marked as “disturbing”.
  • All “handmade” art showing nudity and sexual activity is allowed but digitally made art showing sexual activity is not.
  • Videos of abortions are allowed, as long as there is no nudity.
  • Facebook will allow people to livestream attempts to self-harm because it “doesn’t want to censor or punish people in distress”.
  • Anyone with more than 100,000 followers on a social media platform is designated as a public figure – which denies them the full protections given to private individuals.

Comments such as “Little girl needs to keep to herself before daddy beaks her face,” and “I hope someone kills you,” among others are allowed to remain on the site as they are “regarded as either generic or not credible.”

“In one of the leaked documents, Facebook acknowledges “people use violent language to express frustration online” and feel “safe to do so” on the site.”  Facebook also admits (as many who use the site already know) that “not all disagreeable or disturbing content violates community standards.”

“Many moderators are said to have concerns about the inconsistency and peculiar nature of some of the policies.”  Moderators also complained of the volume of work, claiming they often have “just ten seconds” to make decisions.

According to Monika Bickert, ‎Facebook’s head of global policy management, “We feel responsible to our community to keep them safe and we feel very accountable. It’s absolutely our responsibility to keep on top of it. It’s a company commitment. We will continue to invest in proactively keeping the site safe, but we also want to empower people to report to us any content that breaches our standards.”

Rowan Feldhaus @feministlady @ghoulhalf

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Rowan Feldhaus was a woman who identified as a man. She died from septic shock after having a hysterectomy. Although less than 1 percent of women die each year from hysterectomy, surgical complications, including sepsis, can kill you. Surgical patients have a 30% chance of a complication (typically infection or fever) while in the hospital. Some 1 million people go into septic shock after surgery each year, and almost half of them die.

Transgender activists never discuss how serious hysterectomy is, and, instead, treat the subject matter quite flippantly, as the following tweets demonstrate:

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Feldhaus’ legacy also includes getting Georgia courts to grant name changes for transgender people.

Rowan Feldhaus, who won transgender court fight, dies after surgery

What rights do transgender people have to change their names_ _ Society _ The Guardian

Judge says no to transgender man’s request to change name

Georgia appeals court orders transgender name changes

Denial of Name Change opinion

This Week In Transgenderism #ChelseaIsFree

 

Still No Arrest In Killing Of Kenneth Bostick, Transgender Man Widely Misgendered In Reports _ Village Voice

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Chelsea Manning, WikiLeaks source, thanks Obama for clemency ahead of early release – Washington Times

Rodney (Shiloh) Quine @TransLawCenter (USA)

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Rodney Quine, a man who identifies as a woman named Shiloh Heavenly, is a convicted murderer who became the first U.S. inmate to receive taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery (“SRS”) in January, 2017.  Quine was subsequently transferred to the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, CA which he recently referred to as a “torture unit” in a federal court filing.  He claims his growing beard and mustache are having “a huge impact on day to day life” and says he was denied razors for “no legitimate penological objective but harassment.”  According to state officials, Quine is being treated like any other new inmate at the facility; all inmates are initially denied privileges such as razors, until “officials are confident they won’t harm themselves or others.”

“Quine asked the federal judge overseeing her lawsuit to order prison officials to provide electrolysis to remove her facial hair, or at least a razor.”

Quine v. Beard — Transgender Law Center

Transgender Inmate Says Women’s Prison is ‘Torture’ — NBC News

Brenda (Kenneth) Bostick (USA)

Brenda Bostick, who identified as a transgender man named Kenneth, was found unconscious in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood after having been struck in the head with a metal pipe.  Bostick died in the hospital more than a week later as a result of this violent attack.  Although Bostick’s death was reported as that of a transgender woman, the Village Voice confirms these initial reports were incorrect.

Still No Arrest in Killing of Kenneth Bostick, Transgender Man Widely Misgendered in Initial Reports — the Village Voice

Carly Lehwald (USA)

Carly Lehwald is a heterosexual man who identifies as a woman.  He was previously featured on ABC Family’s show “Becoming Us,” which aired for one season in 2015.  In 2017, Lehwald is busy engaging in anti-lesbian activism, including asking Anonymous to target this lesbian-run blog.

We oppose your men’s rights activism, Carly, and we see your sad attempt to silence lesbian-feminists as the misogyny it is.  Women who disagree with your garbage political opinions will always exist, and you cannot silence all of us.  You cannot silence our ideas.

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