EFF Investigating Google, Facebook about Content Removal Incidences

EFF Investigating Google, Facebook about Content Removal Incidences

The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) probes Google and Facebook to be clearer about the facts on why and how their content is removed.

Have you ever experienced that one of your post on Facebook gets disappear without providing any clarification?

An alliance of digital rights authorities in with EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has asked the tech giants such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook, to give a detailed explanation of removing the content and to improve their policy of petition.

The CDT (Center for Democracy & Technology) on Monday, stated, the EFF and alliance has released a document named “The Santa Clara Principles” on Monday, questioning the big tech faces to provide all the details regarding “suspension of user accounts, removal of content, request and extra practices which influence the right of free to express.”

The alliance recommended in the report that provided data will be classified into three categories such as appeals, notices, and numbers and published in the quarterly report in a machine-readable arrangement.

The release of Santa Clara Principle immediately followed the recent update of Facebook community standard rules designed to make users understand the process of content moderation to deal with offensive/controversial materials. It additionally improved the rules to appeal, in which users can ask Facebook regarding the reason behind the content removal.

However, the EFF and CDT are familiar with the efforts Facebook is making to become more transparent with their operations; the alliance believes there is a lot more required to do as well. To enforce it, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has come up with the current practices titled “shoddy opaque private censorship.”

Nate Cardozo, Sr. Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation, said, “Our aim is to make sure that the rules should be enforced to make the guidelines related to content to be transparent, fair, proportional and respect the rights of the users.”

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