VERITAS: Facebook Insider Leaks Docs; Explains “Deboosting,” “Troll Report,” & Political Targeting in Video Interview


• Insider, Formerly Responsible for Content Review in Facebook’s Intellectual Property Dept Speaks Out, Loses Job

• Facebook Engineers Plan to “demote bad content”

• Conservative Facebook Page Livestreams Secretly “deboosted,” No Notice to Page Owners

• Facebook Can Classify Users as Trolls Based on Their Vocabulary, Then Punish By Limiting Bandwidth, Blocking Comments…

• Facebook Engineer: “‘hateful’ content is coming from right-leaning sites.”

• Classify Users as Trolls for Benign Keywords

• Special features “Triggered “leading up to important elections”




h/t KOS