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Old 6th July 2017, 08:31 PM
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Facebook community standards under scrutiny as out and proud 'dykes' banned

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Secret guidelines used by social media giant Facebook to censor hate speech are resulting in lesbians being blocked and banned for referring to themselves as "dykes", with one expert suggesting early adoption of artificial intelligence software may be to blame.

Liz Waterhouse, who runs the blog listening2lesbians with her partner Lisa Mallett, said they noticed women started being banned this year, with a sharp escalation in June.

Ms Waterhouse herself has been blocked a number of times for using the term in pro-lesbian ways, and fears she may soon be banned altogether.

She is worried the social media giant's actions will result in vulnerable minority communities being silenced online.
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Old 6th July 2017, 08:53 PM
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FFS.
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Old 6th July 2017, 09:02 PM
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Despite my utter indifference to, and non use of, fb surely this is a simple algorithm fix? I doubt!fb gives a shit about a single thing beyond getting 7 billion people to spend more time on the platform. I'm sure they'll fix it, probably tomorrow...morning.
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Old 7th July 2017, 11:11 AM
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I am surprised this came about with 'dykes'. would have thought 'nigger' would have triggered it first. that's the problem with looking at words out of context.
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@StubKing: Those who use that word to describe themselves spell it differently. Perhaps it doesn't trigga the algorithm.

The tendency does seem to be that Farcebook primarily protects white guys.
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Greta Christina, who'll be at the GAC, got banned that way!
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