Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Facebook takes down at least one international posting about the Middle East deemed too inflammatory

Aron Heller has an AP story about Facebook’s deciding to take down a controversial page allegedly calling for more Palestinian uprising, after the comments on the page became more provocative.  A Pennsylvania TV station site affiliated with ABC carries the story now, (website url) here.

The story discusses the “power” that social media companies have around the world in becoming agents of change, and the dilemmas companies face in trying to enforce their “terms of service” in tense international situations. No one even a year ago anticipated the “power” these companies would have.  Around the world, there are calls for more "regulation".  

The story appeared on my own Facebook news feed today. 

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