Turns out Facebook moderation sucks because its guidelines suck

Facebook has finally made its moderation guidelines officially available to the public in full and boy is this a fascinating glimpse into a convoluted set of rules that once censored the entire ACLU Facebook page over a post about … wait for it … censorship. (The case in question concerned a partially nude statue in Kansas which would likely now fall under an allowed category called “paintings, sculptures, and other art”).

It’s not the first time the public has gotten to see Facebook’s internal logic in action — portions were published from documents leaked to the Guardian last year — but this time, Facebook is posting its Community Standards to gather input from users.

Facebook’s moderation guidelines are notoriously…

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